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05 July 2018 @ 01:29 pm
A Victory for Fandoms and freedom of expression!  
I don't know if any of you have seen me whittering on about the EU Copyright law and Directives 11 and 13. Well today the MEPS voted on it, and the bless their little hearts they rejected it! They've sent it back to the drawing board to be debated again in September. Now don't get me wrong I fully understand the need for fairer remumeration, but the bill as it stands would potentially wipe out half of what we post! Hillwood gone, Fanart gone, Fanfiction a thing of the past. Everything you post on your social media would be subject to scrutiny before you'd be allowed to upload it, Just think about that for a moment and speculate where it might lead.

I'm going to share the link to the BBC news article concerning the vote, and please bear in mind under Directive 11, this would be subject to a link tax and Livejournal would probably be forced to prevent this post from being uploaded!

MEPS reject controversial copyright law.

Although if it had passed you would've had to pry Fandom out of my cold dead fingers! To paraphrase a certain Dr Ian Malcolm (this would also be banned) Fandom would find a way! I would've have sent my Fics out by email or bloody carrier pigeon if necessary.

I say this now, I'm going to keep fighting, we need to sign every petiton, shout loudly from the roof tops we will not go quietly....

You can take my memes, my GIFS, My Fan Vids, but you will never take my FANDOM!!!!!!
Current Mood: determineddetermined
zara_zeezara_zee on July 5th, 2018 01:10 pm (UTC)
Yikes. That's ridiculous. I'm really pleased common sense has prevailed. Let's home it doesn't get over ruled...
My Hunter: Happy Canada Daymeus_venator on July 5th, 2018 01:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that is potentially devastating legislation : ( And what sucks is statists show if you let a fandom proliferate you win because they buy more product of that fandom. People only snag illegal Supernatural downloads for instance because they can't even get the show. How ridiculous is that? Stupid freakin' beancounters.
milly_galmilly_gal on July 5th, 2018 01:55 pm (UTC)
Fucking FINALLY they used their god damned brains! *\o/*
Dizzojay's Dean Dreamsdizzojay on July 5th, 2018 07:46 pm (UTC)
Good news - I heard this on the radio earlier. A common sense win at last!
preciousgotaprettymouth on July 6th, 2018 12:11 am (UTC)
I saw something about this the other day. QUITE glad they rejected it for now!
JJ1564jj1564 on July 6th, 2018 12:17 am (UTC)
That is such good news, thanks for sharing as I've not seen the news for a couple of days. And I stand with you, Brave-fan-heart! "You can take my memes, my GIFS, My Fan Vids, but you will never take my FANDOM!!!!!!"
Jo Ann: Political: Trump scrunched faceyeuxdebleu on July 6th, 2018 10:01 pm (UTC)
Wow! This is awful that they would even consider doing this. I hope our idiot president Trump doesn't get wind of this or he'll decide it's something the US should destroy. He seems out to destroy every thing good that exists, both in this country and the world.

I'm glad to see it got voted down.

Edited at 2018-07-06 10:04 pm (UTC)