If youâ€™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. Hereâ€™s why.
On June, 20th the JURI of European Parliament approved of the articles 11 and 13 of the new Copyright Law. These articles are also known as the â€śLink Taxâ€ť and the â€śCensorship Machinesâ€ť articles.
Articles 13 in particular forces every internet platform to filter all the contents we upload online, ending once and for all the fandom culture. Which means you wonâ€™t be able to upload any type of fandom works like fan arts, fan fictions, gif sets from your favourite films and series, edits, because itâ€™s all copyrighted material. And you wonâ€™t also be able to share, enjoy or download otherâ€™s contents, because the use of links will be completely restricted.
But not everythingâ€™s lost yet. Thereâ€™s another round of voting scheduled for the early days of July.
What you can do now to save our internet, is to share these informations with all of your family members and friends, and to ask to your MEP (the members of the European Parliament from your country) to vote NO at the next round, to vote against articles 11 and 13.
Here you can find more news and all the details to contact your MEP:
Also, sign and share this petition:
We have just a couple of weeks to stop this complete madness, donâ€™t let them dictating the way we enjoy our internet.
You can sign the petition even if you are non-European. I recommend you do, as many of us fan content creators are indeed in Europe. We would also lose access to non-European fan creations, meaning less readers, less fans and less customers for your home-made merch, commissions and such for you.
Iâ€™m reblogging this to FUZZY as this is extremely important. If I lose access to Tumblr, you will lose access to FUZZY. I would most likely even lose access to Webtoons, as it does have fan comics! Not to mention Patreon is not safe from this either.