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"Article 13, The Horror! Make memes legal again.", 13th Sep 2018, 12:14 AM #1
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I keep hearing that memes will soon be illegal under article 13. I propose we lift the meme ban here on CF so that we can get the most out of them before it's a finable offence and not just a banable one. Reply below to show your support.

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13th Sep 2018, 12:18 AM #2
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RIP EUROS
YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE
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13th Sep 2018, 12:26 AM #3
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I get that people want to end using copyrighted art which I am all for and just drawing yourself, but if you're just doing it for good clean fun rather than passing it off as your own creation, that's not the end of the world and I wouldn't even give a slap on the hand for it let alone ban it.
13th Sep 2018, 12:44 AM #4
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13th Sep 2018, 2:17 PM #5
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haha, you are all fussing over nothing. they are not trying to censor anything, they just-[USER BANNED]
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13th Sep 2018, 4:53 PM #6
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What do you expect from people who call themselves "an empire for the good"? Road to hell is paved with good intentions.
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14th Sep 2018, 9:21 AM #7
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You clearly don't understand how EU legislation works.
What laws are made depends on the lobby, which is an active part of the law making process. Meaning, the companies actually have a say in the laws that are made.
Example: a couple of years ago, bananas were normized by the EU. They had to fit into categories. That ruling was pushed ahead and secured by the packaging industry, who wanted to optimize their profit.
You will find many other such legeslative examples.
And no, this is not sarcasm.
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14th Sep 2018, 9:32 AM #8
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Clearly it's against EU legislation to have a sense of humor!
[Clarification: this post is a joke, I have all my proper humor licenses]
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14th Sep 2018, 9:56 AM #9
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Don't you see the humour in my post? I am appalled, Ma'am.
(While the lobby stuff is unfortunately no joke, it does make the legislation a joke, more often then not. )
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14th Sep 2018, 10:02 AM #10
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No my friend, we're talking about the obvious negative bias that EU legislation has towards memes!
[Yes, I have all my joke licenses and permits.]
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14th Sep 2018, 12:59 PM #11
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Of course....
But you see, it has nothing to do with humour or lack thereoff, but is an attempt of world control. Take away people 's way to make memes, you take away their power to mock the ones in charge relentlessly. I mean, memes tend to go viral. You don't believe they would leave such dangerous items unregulated? :)
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14th Sep 2018, 7:42 PM #12
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No my friend, the serious thread is elsewhere, we're here to fight for memes!
Give me memes... Or GIVE ME A BIG MEME GUN!
AAAAAAAHHHH! FOR MEME LIBERTY!


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14th Sep 2018, 9:22 PM #13
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oh no what do you meme
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14th Sep 2018, 9:33 PM #14
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Officially the EU say that under the voted proposal, large internet corporations will be liable to fines if they do not take down enough illegal content. They said that it will not require large sites to install upload filters and that it would not affect content considered fair use, and that standalone hyperlinks/hyperlinks with the article name would not be affected by the link tax, but web portals and social media sites that transcode key parts of popular articles onto their site would. If they're telling the truth here (usually the EU are) I don't have an issue with the current proposal. If they're not, I'm sure there will be a huge uproar when the change takes affect.
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Are they going to tow away illegally parked cars on the moon too?
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15th Sep 2018, 3:40 PM #16
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What a ridiculous statement.

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15th Sep 2018, 3:58 PM #17
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So, is this a bad thing or a good thing? Is this some kind of anti-piracy EU law?
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20th Sep 2018, 10:06 AM #18
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It's a copyright overhaul and I'm all out of gum.

Once we get enough people we can start posting memes in this thread. Kyo said its ok and he looked at me when he said it so that proves that it happened.
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