We MUST fight TPP!
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Posted 8/24/15
If you aren't into politics at all, maybe THIS will get your attention

http://goboiano.com/original/3219-anime-and-cosplay-fans-could-become-criminals-with-new-international-trade-agreement

The article opens good with a joke we can all like (even if it is about an anime I despise)

We don't really talk about politics much. Most of it is way above our pay grade, unless it's spoken to us through Hetalia.


The intellectual property provisions, which is headed by the U.S., looks to lower what is considered criminal and to increase the penalties.

Now, punishing criminals who steal others works for money is perfectly fine, but with the new provisions, the average fan can get tangled into a legal battle. Any derivative work, like fan art, cosplay or doujin manga, can fall under a criminal offensive even if the original rights owner doesn't file a complaint.


READ THAT QUOTE AGAIN

Now, this should wake up EVERYONE here about some of the dangers of the TPP
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Didn't this just get cancelled a few days ago?
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Posted 8/24/15
Why is this post reported?

I am well within fair usage guidelines

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eightcar wrote:

Why is this post reported?


Because we already have a thread on the topic. Please contribute there:

/forumtopic-915851/doujin-fanfiction-and-cosplay-almost-just-became-illegal
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