FuckCopyright

FuckCopyright wrote

FuckCopyright, the system that's meant to protect creators but ends up protecting only the rich instead and makes culture exist only for money.

Otherwise I'm a lurker but I'm steadily finding solace in this community. May be more active in the chats as outlined by mofongo.

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FuckCopyright OP wrote (edited )

I hope this doesn't affect anyone who doesn't use Disney IP and a Disney service (since while I don't have a problem with Disney IP itself, it generally doesn't interest me); I'm merely worried for any IP I may generate and it being claimed by such parties, as these users are, and I refuse to generally have any IP I feel ready to publish locked up under wraps.

If you upload an infringing fan work only to some 3rd-party service (AO3 etc.) then Disney can go after it for copyright infringement in the conventional way.

The last point though is what most fanfic writers are worried about because this licenses Disney to scour the internet for unauthorized use of their IP and prevent fandom culture from existing without having to pay Disney royalties - most other companies (for now) generally have a hands-off approach to user-generated content or even capitalize on it as opposed to trying to sue them to hell.

The implications this has unto some people is that it can really fuck with how one can use the web, especially considering that Disney has bought Marvel and can theoretically buy any IP they please.

I am hoping that they only stick to Disney-related content but eventually the only entertainment we could get is either owned by Disney or in dangerously close reach to them.

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FuckCopyright wrote

Not much going on although I've noticed I've been feeling quite depressed a lot lately. Got into a project I probably regret being involved with, not to mention I may have to resit assignments, as well as personal issues taking over. I don't want to start doing anything fun since I still have to think about my future.

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FuckCopyright wrote (edited )

So far I just need a mask to stop being recognized by certain people for personal reasons, but I'll have to consider hiding more of my face too...

I may also invest in a hardware crypto wallet in the long term - got an online Monero wallet but it's not ideal and well, I don't really have any crypto at the moment.

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FuckCopyright wrote

It did after start with GamerGate because of controversy surrounding Zoe Quinn. Such people think that she slept her way through the industry, probably in sheer ignorance of the fact that the games industry is shitty towards everyone and women particularly.

Times have just gotten worse sadly. We were onto something but fascist fucks had to ruin everything.

Maybe if men wanted their own safe space they should have it, on an island, with very limited contact to the outside world.

For me personally I champion the "forced diversity", but I do get envious of the attractive cis women that's often in games - I even refuse to play Overwatch and Life is Strange at times because of it.

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FuckCopyright wrote

They may be less mad about it though because it's an M-rated game - I've never seen people get mad about Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (since the protagonist is close to a gay man, as a bouncer for his clubs) for instance, but then again that game came out in 2009. They may be less mad about this game too since it's set in the future.

I've seen most complaints so far about "forced diversity" in Battlefield V - I would love Battlefield more though if someone rather than EA did it, we got all new maps for free and we weren't fighting in that time period.

So far only The Sims 4 has had a situation in Russia where the game was made 18+ because gay relationships are possible in the game - AFAIK previous titles appear unaffected but it's not so far come to their attention at the moment (since gay relationships in The Sims games have been possible since The Sims 2), but I could be wrong.

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FuckCopyright wrote

I'm fucking late again.

Trying to re-watch a TV show (not mentioning) for a couple of IRL projects but it's just been nothing but painful for me simply because nothing like it exists and it makes me sad. Oh, and of course I pirated it - couldn't find English language DVDs for it and I hate the creative direction it took since season 5.

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FuckCopyright wrote

I should have never opened it up but I gave in to peer pressure (plus I didn't know another computer parts site yet that would give reliable parts).

There's a piece of software named "fuck off AWS" that aims to make the web deliberately unusable if it ever uses AWS.

I personally try to visit as few websites as possible but mainly because I find a lot of content triggers me these days.

Also I would blame not only governments and corporations working together as usual to fuck over the marginalized, but the notion that people who can swindle their way to $1 trillion by exploiting workers or just buying up competition is ever acceptable is to blame. I think people just don't believe anarchism is helpful to anyone - it may not as quickly give us the modern world that we've got but it's a heck of a lot more ethical compared to any other system.

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FuckCopyright OP wrote

At least Tumblr isn't a neoliberal and/or ancap hellhole for the most part compared to Reddit and Twitter, the latter two which enjoy a much larger audience especially since Tumblr's adult content ban.

I still like that one can talk shit about men on Tumblr without getting as much backlash as like on Reddit and Twitter, if any. I've otherwise not left Tumblr despite a strong TERF presence (I don't even follow TERFs so they're generally easy to avoid), because I can't find the content and the non-toxic community surrounding such content I love anywhere else.

But it is a little puzzling that for a website filled with users that often complain about capitalism yet still support copyright, I can only conclude that they at best prefer only social democratic causes, and believe anarchism to be too violent for them or to not be effective enough to block the hateful and neoliberal forces we're dealing with today. I think they're content and/or feel able to produce something they can love as easily as existing IP, while I won't settle for anything but the original. Outside of Tumblr, "asset flips" (i.e. extremely low-effort game clones) are a complaint among gamers, who are even less willing to contest capitalism; I think under this system, we've been conditioned to expect that copyright will foster originality and that something is worthy only if it's original and can turn in a profit.

I think some US ISPs implement something like a three-strikes rule which causes users' service to be terminated upon repeat copyright infringement (although this isn't legally binding). I'm not sure if they're trying to deliberately fuck over minorities with near non-enforcement of copyright - they may just not want to be a "nanny state" as the UK is, and make people start from scratch, but even that fucks over minorities inadvertently.

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FuckCopyright OP wrote (edited )

UK and I feel like sometimes that Fair Use isn't even fucking enough. Apparently our copyright situation is most similar to that of Russia's, which is America-lite these days in that regard (eg anti-piracy raids by the police), if not a little harsher (the UK tried to ban saving music to other media for backups, and iTunes, a major source of DRM-free music).

I don't think Reddit, Twitter and the like are leftist because it tries to get redeemed into a "free speech zone" by the right - at least sources like Tumblr are generally left alone by them even though it's still possible to find the occasional rightist. Tumblr by design limits the content you can see by anyone and only shows you content from whom you follow, which I think is great for avoiding offensive users even in the wild (just don't click on the notes section of a post though or look up "radical feminism").

I do think it's because many still don't think anarchy is viable or justifiable yet or ever and simply believe only social democratic measures and similar will help.

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FuckCopyright wrote (edited )

No. This world is run by far right ideology to the point it's deemed the only legal ideology in some places. Exposing these fucks for the truth is almost a duty (I hate using that word since at least from politics class I've associated it with conservatism), but it's a duty that will bring freedom and not a repressive order.

I would wish I could pull something like this off but I'm not white for one so there's no way I can ever succeed in the endeavor especially in more extreme cases.

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FuckCopyright wrote (edited )

I'm looking forward to getting this game but the last game that has impressed me truly with regards to customization and mechanics is Saints Row 2 (far more so than even the Sims games and even with mods for those); it didn't have explicitly transgender and non-binary characters in there, but it had a bunch of mechanics that I've not seen from other games since its release.

I'll be rather disappointed if this game doesn't have some of Saints Row 2's mechanics - granted, I hear it's not entirely intended as a GTA clone so some mechanics related to environment interaction may be absent or implemented differently but I still welcome this customization as being in the right step as someone who feels only envy for various virtual as well as non-virtual cis women.

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FuckCopyright wrote

Bit late to this (I think) but I have one of my studies done. I am considering moving out though soon even though I (maybe mistakenly) decided to agree to stay with my parents to learn how to drive (I can do that without them but I guess I'm too comfy af to move out).

I do want to move out though because the only alternative is me having gender issues unresolved and me living in perpetual envy.

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FuckCopyright wrote

I would wager that too, because you can't be radfem on there and if you were radfem on Reddit you're most likely a TERF.

In other words, people will cry "misandry" and spout repressive shit if you talk shit about men even if you weren't being transphobic and those who don't cry "misandry" but agree with what you say are generally transphobes. Probably almost the same deal too if you tried talking shit about cops on the platform.

Also, unlike Tumblr (highly anarchist adjacent regarding content but it is a website run by a sizeable company owned by a much larger company, Automattic as of recent), right wing fucks plague almost every other site and try to "redeem" it into "free speech" (i.e. license to say repressive shit) zones.

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FuckCopyright wrote

I wanted to get a Fairphone but I guess I was too much of a shill at one point so (and Fairphones are typically quite expensive for me).

Would wish more tech was like this but I guess I love tech too much. I would (and probably should and occasionally do) regard it as a personal failing of mine to giving into unfair stuff quickly.

A key concern though that users may have especially in regards to the pandemic is that Apple and Google may force in more invasive surveillance software by default within their devices in a bid to limit the spread of the coronavirus (at least on paper). I've seen many people consider moving to the Pinephone or the Librem 5 to protect themselves from this attack on privacy. I'm not sure how ethical and/or sustainable those phones have been manufactured though.

Thankfully the Fairphone can be easily rooted (I believe) and can support custom ROMs, but the firmware is what some privacy enthusiasts may take issue to (to whichI think this is less of a priority for the Fairphone).

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