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13 September 2018 @ 07:25 am, reposted by sasha_dragon

I don't know if you are aware, but two articles - Article 11 and Article 13 - that could greatly impact on our ability to post fanfic and fan art online have been passed by the European Parliament. However, there is still a chance to lessen the impact, by urging our MEPs to make sure options that avoid filtering uploads or restricting links are chosen.

This legislation could mean automatic filters will prevent us uploading anything that resembles something considered to be IPR beloinging to the big corporates. (I very much doubt it will help small businesses in any way!) So phrases used in Supernatural, or images that reuse recognisable stuff from the show may be blocked.

We need as many people as possible to contact our MEPs now.

If you need more information, this article is pretty good at explaining what's going on and what we need to say to our MEPs. Find their email, do it today. This legislation is draconian, unecessary - crazy. If we can do anything to stop it, we must.