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BAN COPS FROM PRIDE
BAN COMPANIES FROM PRIDE
ALL I WANNA SEE AT PRIDE ARE QUEER PEOPLE AND BRICKS
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#MAKEPRIDEARIOTAGAIN

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happy fathers day if your dad sucks i'm your dad now. i'm so proud of you

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pol, computer science, silly Show more

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This is very important:
juliareda.eu/2018/06/saveyouri

"Article 13 of the Copyright Directive will force internet platforms (social networks, video sites, image hosts, etc.) to install upload filters to monitor all user uploads for copyrighted content, including in images – and thus block most memes, which are usually based on copyrighted images.

(...)

It will come down to every single vote. (...) The NGO EDRi has made a list of key swing votes: edri.org/files/Copyright_JURI_

This will affect #Fediverse.

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So, here's a couple of decisions made by algorithms already used by YouTube for a very similar purpose.

You tell me if this makes sense.

1. NASA's Official Mars Landing Video Got Taken Off YouTube Over Bogus Copyright Claims
gizmodo.com/5932089/nasas-offi

"The Curiosity Rover may have landed safely on the surface of Mars, but like all good things, it's not invulnerable to completely bogus takedown requests.

(...)[T]he video was rendered unavailable due to a copyright claim by Scripps Local News."

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2. YouTube Identifies Birdsong As Copyrighted Music
yro.slashdot.org/story/12/02/2

"I make nature videos for my YouTube channel, generally in remote wilderness away from any possible source of music. And I purposely avoid using a soundtrack in my videos because of all the horror stories I hear about Rumblefish filing claims against public domain music. But when uploading my latest video, YouTube informed me that I was using Rumblefish's copyrighted content"

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3. YouTube Content ID is flawed for Classical Musicians
linkedin.com/pulse/20141109004

"Content ID (...) often mismatches commercial classical recordings with original performances of the same classical music which are in the public domain. So when classical musicians post their original performances on YouTube, there will often be advertisements to monetize that video. The uploader is not the one who profits, but rather it's the record label that owns the rights to the commercial recording."

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5. Youtube "silenced" John Cage's 4'33" (see pic)

Fun fact: 4'33" *is silent*:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4%2733

Looks like silence is now copyrighted.

#CopyFraud

So. Call your MEP or e-mail them, now. The vote in the commission is June 20th. We only need to flip one vote:
juliareda.eu/2018/06/saveyouri

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Gopher talk (DRM and stuff) Show more

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bad feels about PDX Pride Show more

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It concerns me that most of the "all trans girls/women are valid" images that I see include only illustrations of girls/women who could "pass" for cis. It would be nice to see illustrations that include those of us who can't get HRT, can't afford clothes or makeup, etc. Perhaps I'll draw one myself this week. #girlslikeus

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cold take, moneypol Show more

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protip: pet a gecko today for a 10x life improvement for the day