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Read this carefully, pay CLOSE attention to the first amendment.
I'll quote:

We are adding a new paragraph to section 1.3., which outlines the licence and rights that you give to us and to the PayPal Group (see paragraph 12 below for the definition of “PayPal Group”) to use content that you post for publication using the Services. A similar paragraph features in the Privacy Policy, which is removed by the addition of this paragraph to the User Agreement. The new paragraph at section 1.3 reads as follows:

When providing us with content or posting content (in each case for publication, whether on- or off-line) using the Services, you grant the PayPal Group a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all copyright, publicity, trademarks, database rights and intellectual property rights you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future. Further, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you waive your moral rights and promise not to assert such rights against the PayPal Group, its sublicensees or assignees. You represent and warrant that none of the following infringe any intellectual property right: your provision of content to us, your posting of content using the Services, and the PayPal Group’s use of such content (including of works derived from it) in connection with the Services.”

I bolded the important bits. Basically, it means that if you use Paypal, and sell your art, your prose, your poetry, your videos, your music, it belongs to Paypal. They can use it however they see fit, without paying you, getting your permission, or crediting you and there won't be a thing you can do about it.

So to put that in DeviantArt terms, say that my friend, RobsonCarr published his Centerspace novels and accepted payments through a Paypal account, Paypal would own rights to his creation and there wouldn't be a damn thing he could do about it. I can't be the only one to see this as amoral. By staying with Paypal, you're giving one of the most recognizable online service permission to steal from you, and be protected by three sentences. It's literally three sentences and they take away your protection as an artist

There are other services you can use that perform the same as Paypal, without ridiculous statutes like this. Personally, I use Google Wallet, but there's others out there. This doesn't take effect until the 1st of July, so there's two months until you need to make the move. But do it ASAP, Paypal needs to know that they can't steal and call it good business.

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:iconjapaneseblossom19:
Japaneseblossom19 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Kind of scary to be honest
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kunolacarai Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
This isn't as bad as it sounds:
ponies-on-paper.tumblr.com/pos…
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:iconthaliat:
thaliat Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow. I question the legality of their attempts to claim intellectual property of others as their own in this manner, especially without compensation of any sort. Guess all my transactions for my work will be solely in points on dA.
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:iconla-morgana:
La-Morgana Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student Writer
No kidding, this is ripe for a class action lawsuit. The courts don't have to uphold an unreasonable statute, but it looks like they're gonna try to get away with it.
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RobsonCarr Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This indeed does not look good.  Thanks for the heads up.
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:iconla-morgana:
La-Morgana Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Writer
No prob, I just don't want anyone to be scammed by this. It's annoying as hell that they'd try something like this, like they think no one is gonna notice
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:iconrobsoncarr:
RobsonCarr Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am certainly boycotting the creeps for the foreseeable future.
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:iconla-morgana:
La-Morgana Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Writer
Same here, as is the rest of my family, just on principal
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:iconrobsoncarr:
RobsonCarr Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I mean, seriously, what prompted them to think they could get away with this?
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:iconla-morgana:
La-Morgana Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Writer
No idea. It doesn't even look like they were trying to hide it, it's the first amendment listed -.-
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:iconrobsoncarr:
RobsonCarr Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How'd you find out about it anyway?  Good catch.
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:iconla-morgana:
La-Morgana Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Writer
Thanks ^_^ I noticed Paypal announced changes, decided to take a closer look. Had to reread that paragraph like 4 times to make sure I wasn't misunderstanding that they were trying to justify art theft
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