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So, all European (EU) friends:

(If you’re European, in a couple of weeks you will be denied any and all access to fandom contents on Tumblr and everywhere else on the internet. Here’s why.
From this Tumblr post <- obviously the internet won't DISAPPEAR. However, it could be the very slow start...)

More info:

Why You Need to act NOW! To save the internet.

I hate 2018. There's never a 'Surely it's not that bad' option. :( I mean, maybe everything will be fine, but WHAT IF?

(As an EU citizen living in the UK, my rights are already questionable.)

ETA: Bless the OTW (with thanks to my flist): EU Copyright Developments and Fans

And they say basically the same as the links above: Contact your MEP! Make your voice heard!

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Date: 29 June 2018 11:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thisbluespirit
Because from what I can gather, this seems to in fact be scaremongering. The measure is real, but it's up to individual countries to administer and shouldn't make much difference. (If you follow that tumblr post long enough, if it's the same one, you'll see the input from a few legal people who seem to be making sense. Thankfully!!)

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Date: 29 June 2018 11:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thisbluespirit
I know!

Best to double check for yourself, but certainly when I've followed links and tumblr posts about it, the people with legal expertise who aren't worried sound sensible to me. (Certainly, even if it went through, it would take a long time to have an effect, would chiefly affect big companies like Google - who may in part be behind the 'scaremongering' and would be patchy by country, like YouTube blocking is currently, and that it may actually be a good thing in many ways.)

But obviously I'm just going by who seemed the most informed online, and it's not always easy to tell who's right!

Edited Date: 29 June 2018 11:48 am (UTC)

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Date: 29 June 2018 02:26 pm (UTC)
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It is scaremongering. And the scaremongering campaign is being pushed by American libertarians because blah blah Big Government Bad and what have you.

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Date: 29 June 2018 04:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thisbluespirit
That was what I had heard, but obviously it's not easy to be 100% sure of which side is right!

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Date: 29 June 2018 04:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] owlboy
I mean. It's not really a GOOD thing. But what it basically amounts to is more red tape headaches and possibly more operating expense for websites like Ao3, which is why they are right to oppose it. It's not censorship in any respect though and it's not The Death of Fandom.

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Date: 30 June 2018 05:58 pm (UTC)
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I'd be more cautious about people claiming it's somehow possible and likely that a directive [it's not even a law...] can block access to any and all fandom content across the entire European Union in a matter of days. It's an absurd thing to claim.

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Date: 29 June 2018 12:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lynnenne
The Organization for Transformative Works has presented to the European Commission on this topic: http://www.transformativeworks.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/EvalModFrameworkEnfIPR_INTERMEDIARIES_b52beec9-c8c0-4236-a483-ec56b477e161.pdf

You could always email them to ask for an update. They might be able to provide a more reasoned perspective on where things currently stand. http://www.transformativeworks.org/contact_us/

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Date: 29 June 2018 04:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] juniperphoenix
The OTW just posted about this with some information about what fans in the EU can do (short version: contact your MEP): http://www.transformativeworks.org/eu-copyright-developments-and-fans/

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