my country voted against this and keep doing so, we will keep memes alive
I don’t get it, do they not have memes in Europe?
@benderama, there is or was a bill the EU was considering that would essentially make memes created with copyrigted images violation of copyright law and therefore illegal.
@Simulationbard , so dumb. Memes are supposed to be rehashed, redistributed and shared. How did this even get considered/proposed?
@Simulationbard , a few days ago , they voted to put the bill on fast-track, but fortunately the majority voted against it.
@CrazyCrichton , because old people are in charge. Old people don’t understand how the internet works/should work
@K1l, Old people who wanted to work together in secret to hammer out this things terms rather than put it up in parliament I might add.
@TheRatMan, Ah, I see you’ve got a good grounding in your understanding of how the EU’s European Commission works. If you look in to ‘never having your expenses audited or having to produce receipts’ and ‘protecting the interests of companies you want to get a directorship with over those of the voters because your position is unelected and so you don’t care what they think’ you’ll master the topic in no time.
@K1l, that is one "good" reason.
Can’t wait to get extradited for mailing memes to the United Kingdom
*drops entire bag of memes into hands* take them my child. I have plenty to spare. Come to America, where freedom flows in our veins...
General artistic license says if something is changed from original by as little as 10%, it is no longer a facsimile or copy but an independent version. Sounds rather liberal but that is just enough difference to see 2 ideas as separate & delineated.