If you haven't heard of the Trans Pacific Partnership, you should really go read up on it then call your local officials and complain about it.
The vote to fast track it (TPA and the ability to bypass public vote) has already passed and the vote for TPP is happening today.
The agreement was meant to be under wraps until after it had been in place for several years, but the full text has been leaked, and its not good.
I do not get involved in politics, but this agreement puts the existence of CF at risk.
If you don't already know, CF is something I do for fun, I pay all of the bills out of my own pocket and I make nothing on it.
TPP brings on a lot of threats and consequences, including takedowns and hefty fines for users just linking to content that's of questionable copyright.
A media company can charge a fine or order a take down for any reason, and you better belive that this is going to be abused.
If the TPP passes and is not repealed, then the day it goes into affect is the day CF is going to have to close doors or figure out a way to keep copyrighted content off the site.
I can't afford to pay fines, go to court, or any of that. I'm sorry.
Im not going to link to some protest sign up or have you subscribe to some newsletter. What needs to happen is calls to state Representatives. You can find yours using Google. Find out who their secretaries are and bombard them too.
This does not affect only the US! TPP spans several countries, so if you live outside of the US call your government officials too.
TPP is bad for every website, not just CF.
Don't read this as a "CF is closing" message though. I will be clear if that is the case! As far as I'm concerned, I recently renewed licenses for a couple pieces of software we use for another year, and I intend to use that license...