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June 30th, 2012

Title: In Sickness and in Health

Author: welsh_scotsman

Summary: Ianto looks after everyone, but who looks after him?

Chapter Summary: Carys’ testimony comes to an end

Spoilers: None

Warning: Occasional language, references to child abuse,

Rating: 15

http://welsh-scotsman.livejournal.com/6120.html chapter one





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June 23rd, 2012

Title: In Sickness and in Health

Author: welsh_scotsman

Summary: Ianto looks after everyone, but who looks after him?

Chapter Summary: Strutt cross-examines the witness

Spoilers: None

Warning: Occasional language, references to child abuse,

Rating: 15

http://welsh-scotsman.livejournal.com/6120.html chapter one



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June 16th, 2012

Title: In Sickness and in Health

Author: welsh_scotsman

Author’s note: So sorry for the delay, real life has been a nightmare the last six months or so, but finally, it seems to be calming down a little which means I can start posting again :D

For those of you who have forgotten where we’re at – including me, Ianto has just finished being recalled to clarify Russell’s testimony and now a new witness has come forward who will influence the outcome of the case.

Summary: Ianto looks after everyone, but who looks after him?

Chapter Summary: The new witness testifies

Pairing: Janto

Spoilers: None

Warning: Occasional language, references to child abuse,

Rating: 15

http://welsh-scotsman.livejournal.com/6120.html chapter one


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April 7th, 2012

A lot of you have been asking when I'll start updating 'In Sickness' again and I have answered you all individually but I thought I'd post on here so anyone else wondering will also know too.

So, to clarify:
1. I have not given up on 'In Sickness'. I am writing chapter forty nine as we speak

2. I shall start updating when I have completed a couple more chapters as I don't want any more huge delays for you lot as  it's  not fair

3. I know it's a cop out but my life is going to get hectic over April which is why I'm waiting until I've stored up more chapters so I'll be able to post them weekly over a longer period of time rather than for two weeks then six months of nothing

4. Thank you to everyone who hasn't given up on the story and is waiting to find out what happens - it means a lot

March 26th, 2012

Originally posted by chamilet at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 2012
Originally posted by ericadawn16 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
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Originally posted by philstar22 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by lk737 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Please repost this? I have never begged for one of my posts to be boosted. I am just so worried for my friends and want you to know.

According to this article, dated March 15, 2012:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/webnews/major-isps-turn-into-copyright-police-by-july-says-riaa/

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox news confirms this:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c

SIGN THE PETITION!
http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/backdoor_sopa/?source=fb

March 1st, 2012

ACTA

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ACTA is a Bill propsed by multinational corporations to severely limit our right to information through the internet. Whilst it may be seen as an equivalent to the recently quashed SOPA bill in America, in reality, it is worse because it encorporates the whole world and all negotiations are held in secret. Recently, the EU has passed a vote on it but the Bill needs six signing members to ratify it - none of which have done so yet. If you believe in the right to freedom of speech and of information, sign this petition and let the world's governments know what we think. We successfully pushed back SOPA and we can successfully push back ACTA .

Repost this to all your journals and spread the word

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/eu_save_the_internet_spread/?fhrpTcb&pv=349

January 25th, 2012

To UK Flisties

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Originally posted by de_nugisat To UK Flisties
(Taken most recently from amberdreams, slightly adapted.)

If you're from the UK and you believe in freedom of speech and an uncensored interenet, you really need to sign this petition. There are others floating about, but that particular one is the best way to ensure that your voice gets heard. It's hosted on the directgov website and addresses parliament directly. If it gets more than 100,000 signatures, it becomes eligible for discussion in the House of Commons.

Everyone's been getting so worked up over SOPA -- and rightly so -- that ACTA seems to have slipped under the radar. This is hugely problematic, because ACTA is a similar bill, but it has the potential to be far more damaging than SOPA ever could be.

Some people seem to have this misconception that ACTA is the 'European SOPA', but that simply isn't true. It's a global treaty, and it's already been signed by eight countries, including the US, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. Europe votes on Thursday. If they vote 'no', the bill will have to be taken back to the drawing board and reformulated, which should buy us some time at the very least.

If you think this doesn't affect you, you're wrong. If ACTA passes, it could well signal the end of the internet as we know it, and that isn't an exaggeration. It's not just about watching movies and television online. If ACTA passes, sites like YouTube, Livejournal, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and even Google and Wikipedia could become impossible to maintain. ACTA would allow ISPs to monitor your net activity and cut off internet access for your entire household if one person is suspected of breaching copyright. Think Big Brother is Watching. I don't think I need to emphasise just how damaging it can be to be without internet access in this day and age, when we rely so heavily on technology.

It's not only bloggers and fandom that would be affected, either. Small businesses, independent film-makers and unsigned musicians who have previously found their niche online would also suffer hugely, and would be at risk of being bullied into submission by Hollywood and multinational corporations under accusations of copyright infringement. All those artists who found fame by uploading covers of songs to YouTube would never have had the opportunity to do so under ACTA, as those cover versions would be prohibited.

I know the internet has its problems, but to my mind it's the single greatest invention to come out of modern times, and it would be an absolute travesty if we were to lose that now. From a personal point of view, I can't even put into words how important this is to me. I've met some of my closest friends through the internet and online fandom, people whom I would likely never have met without it, and it's given me this amazing social support system. I don't want that to end here, and I want to preserve it for future generations so that they can have the same experience and opportunities I've been given through my online interactions.

I know that opinions on the seriousness of copyright infringement and online piracy vary wildly, but that isn't really the point. Internet giants such as Google are opposed to this bill, and it's pretty safe to say that they're not in favour of copyright infringment, as anyone who's ever had a fanvid taken down from YouTube will be painfully aware. Whatever your stance on copyright, this isn't the way to go about dealing with it. This is dangerous legislation that impeaches on some of our most basic human rights, such as the right to privacy and freedom of speech.

So if you're from the UK, please, please sign the petition. If you hail from elsewhere in the world, there may well be similar movements in your own country, but I think the most effective thing anybody can do right now is to keep talking about this. Talk about it on Livejournal, on Twitter, on Tumblr, on Facebook, and anywhere else you can think of. Make sure this issue is never far from people's minds. The internet is an amazingly powerful tool: let's utilise it while we still have the chance.

Please repost and spread the word :)

SAY NO TO ACTA!

Please consider reposting this, especially if you have a large proportion of UK flisties. And please consider spreading the word via other platforms: Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, your own personal network.

January 23rd, 2012

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Originally posted by electricdruidat The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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January 6th, 2012

Err...hi... unfortunately, real life has got ridiculously hectic over the last few weeks to the point where I have literally no free time and when I do have some, I'm too tired to think straight, let alone write straight so, with great regret and an awareness of how annnoying this must be, the next chapter won't be posted until around the middle of February. Once again, I am so sorry

December 21st, 2011

Title: In Sickness and in Health

Author: welsh_scotsman

Author’s note: Sorry for the delay. Last week my internet was dodgy and the week before I was ill

Summary: Ianto looks after everyone, but who looks after him?

Chapter Summary: The team wait anxiously to find out who the mystery witness is

Pairing: Janto

Spoilers: None

Warning: Occasional language, references to child abuse,

Rating: 15

http://welsh-scotsman.livejournal.com/6120.html chapter one


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