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Not A Rockstar

I just heard about this tonight, and while it sounds good to protect copyrights, it actually means they can shut down memes and political cartoons, basically anything they do not like which is not original. I laughed when I heard they intended to outlaw memes, then read this, and they were serious. What do YOU think?  Tyranny and PC gone wild, or just making it easier to sue people we do not agree with? Protecting small photographers and creatives, from their pictures being used in satire or for humor they do not approve of.

https://reclaimthenet.org/new-us-copyright-laws-case-act/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CASE_Act

https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2019/05/06/understanding-the-case-act/

They want to take away your memes and can come after the one who makes them and uses them, bottom line, though they seem to be addressing other uses far more. There is no room here for fair use, no room for anything the one who took the original picture or whatever it might be does not like. 

What do YOU think?

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Tatetopa

It sounds pretty awful.  The article is frightening, and it mentions copyright trolls, another way to make a living on the internet searching for infringements and suing in the kangaroo court.  

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Sir Wearer of Hats
1 hour ago, Not A Rockstar said:

I just heard about this tonight, and while it sounds good to protect copyrights, it actually means they can shut down memes and political cartoons, basically anything they do not like which is not original. I laughed when I heard they intended to outlaw memes, then read this, and they were serious. What do YOU think?  Tyranny and PC gone wild, or just making it easier to sue people we do not agree with? Protecting small photographers and creatives, from their pictures being used in satire or for humor they do not approve of.

https://reclaimthenet.org/new-us-copyright-laws-case-act/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CASE_Act

https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2019/05/06/understanding-the-case-act/

They want to take away your memes and can come after the one who makes them and uses them, bottom line, though they seem to be addressing other uses far more. There is no room here for fair use, no room for anything the one who took the original picture or whatever it might be does not like. 

What do YOU think?

What do I think?

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to the people behind this.

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Not A Rockstar
1 hour ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

What do I think?

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to the people behind this.

V for Victory? 

OK.

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Sir Wearer of Hats
1 hour ago, Not A Rockstar said:

V for Victory? 

OK.

You hold your hand the other way around for Victory, champ ;)

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South Alabam

It is good and bad. If I made a humorous MEME of myself and posted it on the Facebook, and then some troll takes it and changes it to make me say racist dialog with my face posted all over the internet. Yes, you can believe I will sue.

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aztek
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6 minutes ago, South Alabam said:

It is good and bad. If I made a humorous MEME of myself and posted it on the Facebook, and then some troll takes it and changes it to make me say racist dialog with my face posted all over the internet. Yes, you can believe I will sue.

pretty much, however you must register yours with copyright office first, how many memes are copyright protected? 

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South Alabam
2 minutes ago, aztek said:

pretty much, however you must register yours with copyright office first, how many memes are copyright protected? 

I know. It would be a good idea if using your real self.

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Not A Rockstar
1 hour ago, aztek said:

pretty much, however you must register yours with copyright office first, how many memes are copyright protected? 

this is the scary thing, though. You do not need to do this under this act. If I publish a picture of my dog and you think its funny and use the pic as a meme for something else, I can insta sue you for using it. No warn, no nothing, insta sue 

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Tatetopa

Even though the bill caps the fines at $5,000 – $15,000 per work – that's still high enough to financially ruin many Americans, where the average annual income is $57,652. And this is particularly true because the new process would leave those accused of infringement “without many of the traditional legal safeguards or rights of appeal [US] justice system provides.”

To make suing people in this way even easier – and no doubt more appetizing for copyright trolls – the bill states that a copyright holder would be able to sue even if the work they claim had been infringed was not registered with the Copyright Office.

https://reclaimthenet.org/new-us-copyright-laws-case-act/

From the first reference article.  My bold there.   It seems to indicate that you can hold an unregistered copyright and still sue.

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aztek
48 minutes ago, Not A Rockstar said:

this is the scary thing, though. You do not need to do this under this act. If I publish a picture of my dog and you think its funny and use the pic as a meme for something else, I can insta sue you for using it. No warn, no nothing, insta sue 

if ownership is not required to be proven, anyone can sue you for a picture of your dog, they can say it is their dog and you stole the pic, remember proof of ownership is not needed. so whoever filed complaint wins automatically. 

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Not A Rockstar

This is a direct effort to shut down communication, IMO. If we allow this to go through, and don't stop it in the Legislature, it a huge blow against free speech.

I am all for protections to copyright, but IMO, THIS is not about that, really. This is about silencing criticism and mockery of the PTB and Gov under the guise of "taking back our internet" and similar virtue signaling and posturing.

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RoofGardener

Hmm.. this isn't even in commitee yet ? (??)

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pixiii
On 7/16/2019 at 10:56 AM, Not A Rockstar said:

it is in sub-committee for now.

Disgusting!

 

 

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lost_shaman
On 7/15/2019 at 5:26 AM, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

You hold your hand the other way around for Victory, champ ;)

Didn't Churchill originally do the "V for victory" that way? 

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Big Jim
On 7/15/2019 at 1:44 PM, Tatetopa said:

To make suing people in this way even easier – and no doubt more appetizing for copyright trolls – the bill states that a copyright holder would be able to sue even if the work they claim had been infringed was not registered with the Copyright Office.

This is either intentionally vague or not well thought out.  Who is the copyright holder if the work was not registered with the copyright office?  In truth, there is no copyright holder.  It opens the door for anyone to claim infringement at any time for any comments they post online.  I would infringing on you right now if you chose to claim it, but so would you by quoting the article.  This sounds like an open door to prosecute anyone who ever quotes another person.  In effect, it relieves the original poster of any responsibility for whatever they say because anyone who quotes them to question what they said could be sued.

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pixiii

I wish people weren't so easily offended now.   :( 

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Sir Wearer of Hats
5 hours ago, pixiii said:

I wish people weren't so easily offended now.   :( 

What a rude thing to say. 

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skliss
9 hours ago, pixiii said:

I wish people weren't so easily offended now.   :( 

I believe I said that about 3 years ago...you owe me $30,000!  :D

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