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This wont just affect Europe, this affects the entire world.
To help put a stop to this, sign this petition:
www.change.org/p/european-parl…

(copied and pasted from a source)

As of July 4th 2018, the Internet as we know it might be dead for good. 

The European Parliament is passing a new Copyright Directive. 
Article 13 #CensorshipMachine will impose widespread censorship of all the content we share online. Art, fanfiction, parodies, remixes, mashups, memes, etc.. Anything that you do not hold the rights over will be taken down. 

Article 13 would force all online platforms to police and prevent the uploading of copyrighted content, or make people seek the correct licenses to post that content. Internet platforms hosting large amounts of user-uploaded content must monitor user behaviour and filter their contributions to identify and prevent copyright infringement. 

Such filters will be mandatory for platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, Reddit and Instagram, but also much smaller websites. 

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This doesn’t just affect Europe. The content creators you love are going to be in hot water for sharing their art and writing with you online. Any and all content that doesn’t belong to us will be filtered. Even memes are at risk, as the person who took the original photo may want to file complaints against any platformthat allows it to be used without permission. But it goes even further than that.

Last Tuesday (19th June 2018) a group of more than 70 people who have played important roles in building the internet and developing it (Tim Berners-Lee, Vincent Cerf, Jimmy Wales, Mitchell Baker…) into what it is today addressed an open letter to the members of the European Parliament:

“As creators ourselves, we share the concern that there should be a fair distribution of revenues from the online use of copyright works, that benefits creators, publishers, and platforms alike.

But Article 13 is not the right way to achieve this. By requiring Internet platforms to perform automatic filtering all of the content that their users upload, Article 13 takes an unprecedented step towards the transformation of the Internet from an open platform for sharing and innovation, into a tool for the automated surveillance and control of its users. […] The damage that this may do to the free and open Internet as we know it is hard to predict, but in our opinions could be substantial.”

Here is the original Article 13. It’s even scarier. / Link 2 

Here is how to contact your MEPs. 

Here is a full list of everything that will be affected.

Europe is facing a huge problem, and unlike with Net Neutrality, the world doesn’t seem to care. 

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:iconauroraartz:
AuroraArtz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great news!

The Article passed! Now the memes will be banned soon! :dummy:

Fuck this union, seriously 
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:iconceedjisworld:
Ceedjisworld Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Me : *is a normal european guy*
Me : Hi
People that are not europeans : THAT'S BECAUSE OF YOU THAT MEMES DON'T EXIST ANYMORE IN EU------
Me : Memes still exist where I live
People that are not european : ..........Oh.
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:iconpopulousmaster:
PopulousMaster Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay... If everyone in the EU that does value freedom of speech wants to keep their free speech. 
Type down, #Eurexit as a way to get the EU to know that we WON'T stand for it!!!
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:iconamberbratz:
Amberbratz Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.........im so scared. this will effect a LOT of Europe based content creators like you said but how will this effect those NOT in europe? im not getting that part....

like (for an example) i play an 18+ rp text adventure game whose creator is in Europe....how will that affect me who is in America?


what about European based youtubers like rpgminx???
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:iconsonicandtailsfan64:
SonicAndTailsfan64 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
it will not effect those outside the EU
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:iconjackhammer86:
JackHammer86 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even if it doesn't we should still try to help.
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:iconsonicandtailsfan64:
SonicAndTailsfan64 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
look, the EU is not gonna shut it down and they won't simply destroy it, why do you guys buy in to the fear mongering sh*t????
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:iconsakuraseeds:
SakuraSeeds Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018
fuck me
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:iconcyroblue101:
CyroBlue101 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
F*Ck, will this affect Philippines as well? I haven’t seen it on the news...

still, this is absolute bulls**t! What caused Europe to suddenly shit in everyone’s faces and create Article 13? I can’t believe anyone would do this, I’m so f*cking glad I’m not anywhere near Europe!
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:iconsonicandtailsfan64:
SonicAndTailsfan64 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
those outside the EU will not be affected
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:iconcyroblue101:
CyroBlue101 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tHANK DE LORD

i still feel bad for the ones in Europe though...
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:iconsonicandtailsfan64:
SonicAndTailsfan64 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
don't worry, they won't shut down the internet there, they'll still be internet there
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:iconcyroblue101:
CyroBlue101 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, at least!
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:iconnatreanervhus:
NatreaNervhus Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018
*aggroes EU* Ooooh, what's going on, EU government retards? Someone felt butthurt because people educate themselves on what's going in reality, not in your propaganda? Yeah, give more restrictions! That's all you can do, EU government retards.
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:iconxshadowkitsune:
xShadowKitsune Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Student Artist
This is why we're at war with them.
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:iconfenris0604:
Fenris0604 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
That's NOT COOL!

I just wanted to meet new artist in deviantart and also on Facebook... That's just... Not fair. THIS IS PRESIDENT's Helpers fault!
We should do SOMETHING!
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:iconnegaboss2000:
Negaboss2000 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Student Artist
Yeah!!!
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:iconecho9hotel:
echo9hotel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018
Themaninroomfive 
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:iconrubiks1994:
rubiks1994 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha! Okay...sure EU. I would love for them to even try
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:iconffs64:
FFS64 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 28, 2018
First they wanted to ban memes, now they want to shut down the WHOLE GODDAMN INTERNET?!?! 


Gimme a fucking break. 😑 :facepalm:
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:iconjadelei727:
JadeLei727 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Your title and the very beginning was a bit misleading. I thought you meant Europe was trying to get rid of the Internet altogether at first.

Anyway, this actually affects the Fair Use Act. Wouldn’t it be taking away that Act as well?
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:iconaskgoverntale:
AskGoverntale Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS!!!

THIS IS NO LONGER A FUNNY MEME, THIS IS WAR!
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:iconjsenpaidaninja:
JSenpaiDaNinja Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If it makes you feel better, protesters in Europe always win unlike here in America. 
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:icongalvaemperor:
GalvaEmperor Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018
It's going to be a long ass road, but out of everything ever protested in there Articles 11 and 13 must die!
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:iconslaweel:
Slaweel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018
This won't affect the entire internet, people. Calm your tits. Think about it, would there just be an off-switch? And I doubt every one in the parliament or whatever type of government in EU that's trying to control the internet. Don't forget there's also South America, Asia, maybe Africa, and Australia with open/somewhat open internet but we haven't heard any Net Neutrality news on those places either. The web is way too big to completely control and no government should be able to just snip it just because they want control.
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:iconnegaboss2000:
Negaboss2000 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Student Artist
It won't?

Because those evil people have got to go

The ones who want to control the internet
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:iconashleysonglover:
Ashleysonglover Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
The internet helps us with a lot of things,not just to entertain us,but it also helps us with our work.Europe can go to hell.
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:iconowlstar350:
owlstar350 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Not all of Europe wants to shut the internet down.
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:iconashleysonglover:
Ashleysonglover Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I know,I know,it's just so...just not right.
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:iconowlstar350:
owlstar350 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
True...
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:iconashleysonglover:
Ashleysonglover Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I'm hoping www.change.org/p/european-parl… reaches 1,000,000.
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:iconowlstar350:
owlstar350 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Me too
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:icondoraeartdreams-aspy:
DoraeArtDreams-Aspy Featured By Owner Edited Jun 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Wait,this will affect the USA too?


So no more Deviantart and Youtube?.....


It can't go away on 4th of July


If this happens,I will kill myself
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:iconsonicandtailsfan64:
SonicAndTailsfan64 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
it will not affect the US or any country outside europe
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:icondoraeartdreams-aspy:
DoraeArtDreams-Aspy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank god but my BF is from the UK
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:iconsonicandtailsfan64:
SonicAndTailsfan64 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
you should still be able to talk to him, they're not gonna shut the internet down, idk where the hell you guys get that kind of info, no one is going to shut the internet down, it is highly impossible
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:icondoraeartdreams-aspy:
DoraeArtDreams-Aspy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
The journal that person made
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:iconsonicandtailsfan64:
SonicAndTailsfan64 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
well, it's most clearly false
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:icondoraeartdreams-aspy:
DoraeArtDreams-Aspy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah
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:icontuff--rubies:
Tuff--Rubies Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure this is fake news, like Net Neutrality.
Though I could be wrong.
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:icondoraeartdreams-aspy:
DoraeArtDreams-Aspy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Who knows
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:icontuff--rubies:
Tuff--Rubies Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, and it's likely to not affect US citizens, only those in European countries
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:icondoraeartdreams-aspy:
DoraeArtDreams-Aspy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You sure sis?
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:iconowlstar350:
owlstar350 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I don't think you should kill yourself just because the internet is gone
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:icondoraeartdreams-aspy:
DoraeArtDreams-Aspy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Why?


So when its July 4th,no more internet?

They can't get rid of it just like that
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:iconowlstar350:
owlstar350 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Well I don't really think suicide is funny
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:icondoraeartdreams-aspy:
DoraeArtDreams-Aspy Featured By Owner Edited Jun 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yea...sorry but what should i do without internet?


So i should draw from sketchbooks and watch shows on TV?


I don't want to do that!
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:iconowlstar350:
owlstar350 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Yeah me too...sorry I got pissed at that comment saying I'd kill myself if the internet shuts down....really I just want to help people with their problems
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:icondoraeartdreams-aspy:
DoraeArtDreams-Aspy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I know...


But they can't get rid of the internet just like that
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:iconowlstar350:
owlstar350 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
True
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