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Art 11 and 13, blocked in July, passed this week in the silence of the media.

As many of us at the beginning of this summer, before July votation, I called members of the EU Parlament to express my opinion on the matter, trying to “participate and influence” the vote, as my right as an EU citizen.
I discovered then that the majority of the -Italian, in my case- voting representatives started to actively research and be informed about the copyright issue MERELY DAYS before the votation. They, very candidly (and to me, infuriatingly) explained that they were struggling to find the time to study and “understand” such complex topic in the remaining time before the votation-day and, therefore, they were referring, for their decision, to other colleagues’ opinion and campaign.
SO. You have to consider that many of these people have little to none cultural education on the matter: they have other expertizes and (I hope) they are been elected in the parliament for those, so I’m sure they are the right people to be involved in the legislation about, I don’t know, the environment or agriculture, but they surely don’t know much/ don’t really care about the consequences that this copyright reform will have on the communications and information divulgation on the internet. "Sadly", all the votes have the same value: so an uninformed one has the same impact of the one cast by a representative who has taken the time to study and do their work. Many voted (and will keep voting) following the indications/ under the pressure of their own parties… which have probably their own interests in mind. Lobbyists worked hard on this. 
To keep being actively involved may be the only way, in January, to try stopping the final adoption of art 11 and 13 by EU legislation.
To be clear, I do approve of a more comprehensive and unified legislation, protecting the right of the intellectual property of artistic, cultural, scientific (etc) content and data, but blindly imposing restrictions which do not consider the nature of how, in our time, those are shared and how they evolve, means to hamper growth. Right now, I speak not as an art hobbyist, but as a scientist: this normative WILL influence how "group" and "population" data can be used for study and, even if is an area quite far from my own specialization, I can grasp the consequences: if you grant access only to those that can pay for it and to the "official Academic word", you break the legs of thousands of little entrepreneurs and researchers. You slow down everyone.
This is not just a matter of if one can keep drawing Ladybug or Boku no Hero Academia fanart. It's more complex than that.


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Probably, you all are already aware of this, but since I'm a strong believer in the motto "repetita iuvant", bear with me when I point out a thing that has been kept suspiciously quiet here in Italy and, as far as I know, in many other European countries:
the European Parliament approved of the articles 11 and 13 of the new Copyright Law (known as the “Link Tax” and the “Censorship Machines” articles), a move that very likely will bring an end (and a lot of ulcers) to European people participating in fandom culture.
Here a link that explains things way better than me and how to legally try influencing the next round of voting, scheduled for the early days of July: SaveYourInternet

I'm not an expert, but if this winter attack to Net Neutrality in USA was an awful affair, this is somehow more subtle, not entirely wrong and probably less "socially relevant", but nevertheless it's something I'd really like to avoid...

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valaheri
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"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye." Miss Piggy

Current Residence: Italy, but in the colder, foggy part
Favourite genre of music: Let me listen something and, probably, I’ll love it

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PeterKmiecik Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I really enjoy Your recent deviation :squee: I'm watching You, hope You do more :w00t:
Please watch my profile if You like my art :dalove: :heart:
..and here's LLama badge for art motivation! :wave: 
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CowgirlMickey Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you do art trades or point commissions?
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valaheri Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
Hey there :) Thanks for your interest. I'm happy to know you like my stuff.
I'm very sorry, but at the moment I don't accept point-commission and I don't really trade.
I do, from time to time, open to request -although they usually are "gift request" (you request a pic not for yourself, but for someone else so that it become a surprise for a third person).
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CowgirlMickey Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh ok. I getcha :) it's okay no biggie I just thought I'd ask
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KateTheGreat911411 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
The only problem with the commission prices is that I have no cash to give you for one. All I have is a ton of DA points. 
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valaheri Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
:hugs: I'm very grateful for your interest in my pics!
As I told you, at the moment I can't accept points, but in future who knows? Here on DA there are photos and pictures I'd like to buy in future, as well as I'd like to try the core membership sooner or later, and if I am not wrong, they can be paid with points too. I'll be surely happy to accept your request by then!
For the moment thanks for the nice comments and for the DA watch!
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KateTheGreat911411 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
No problem dude. Take care and happy holidays.
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valaheri Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017
Thank you and happy holidays to you too :)
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Silviux93abletv Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hi :)
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valaheri Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Ciao!
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