I’m sure most of you have seen the original post about this. In short,
- Rose entered and endured training/testing to become a finalist in this contest. If she wins, she’ll be flown from Malaysia to Florida to go to space camp.
- Sexist jerks said awful things about her in the comments and told people to vote against her.
- Tumblr is fighting back.
The problem? Rose is in danger of losing. The competition doesn’t end for another 3 days, and one of the guys is catching up. PLEASE CONTINUE TO PASS AROUND INFO ABOUT THIS, AND VOTE EVERY HOUR, as much as you can! She needs to stay in the lead. Signal boost, y’all.
"I hope to reduce the gender-gap and to set a trend amongst our women, youth and the rest of the world, to put their dreams into action, and make it a reality." -Rose
One More Time: YES, They ARE Trying to Increase Penalties for Fan Art and Fanfiction!!!!
TO THOSE OF YOU ARGUING ABOUT WHAT THE NEW REVIVED SOPA RECOMMENDATIONS MEAN:
What they’re TRYING to do is make it A FELONY.
At any moment, your fanfiction, fan art, fan ANYthing can be served with a Cease and Desist, Remove Immediately or Face The Consequences order.
Secondly, the issue of the government’s resources to “go after teenagers on the internet” is a problem ADDRESSED in the recommendation and ALREADY HAS LEGAL PRECEDENT.
Teen charged with pirating copyrighted material (ONE song) (2011)
Teen Boy Convicted of Piracy (2005)
In fact, this is so common it doesn’t even MAKE THE NEWS anymore. What does it take to even get a quick write-up in an online rag?
But fanfiction is different?
Disclaimers don’t protect you from prosecution under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. There is no exception for children.
As for adults, it will always be the most vulnerable who face the most punishment for “something everyone does”:
Basically, yes this is trying to allow FEDERAL PROSECUTION for STREAMING COPYRIGHTED CONTENT.
Do you realize this could set a legal precedent for the government charging “TEENAGERS ON THE INTERNET” with a felony?
Right now, you can be sued by “owners of intellectual property” at ANY time for your fanfiction and fan art. The difference here?
This “revival” of SOPA, even though it is meant to apply to “streaming” video, is setting the precedent of the government charging you with a felony.
An additional hurdle to enforcement is the existence of an anomaly in the coverage of U.S. criminal law. While the willfully infringing reproduction and distribution of copyrighted works can be punished as a felony, willful violations of the public performance right are punishable only as misdemeanors. This discrepancy is an increasingly significant impediment. Since the most recent updates to the criminal copyright provisions, streaming (both audio and video) has become a significant if not dominant means for consumers to enjoy content online. The lack of potential felony penalties for criminal acts of streaming disincentivizes prosecution and undermines deterrence.
From page 56 of the document:
After more than a decade of experience with the DMCA notice and takedown system , right holders and ISPs alike have identified respects in which it s operation can become unwieldy or burdensome.
THIS IS YOUR FANFICTION WE’RE TALKING ABOUT NOW
As to the issue of individual right holders and SMEs lacking the resources to effectively utilize the DMCA takedown mechanism, a possible alternate remedy may be created through a separate small claims procedure. The U.S. Copyright Office is undertaking a study at the request of Congress to assess whether and, if so, how, the current legal system hinders or prevents copyright owners from pursuing infringement claims with a relatively small economic value; and to recommend potential changes in administrative, regulatory, and statutory authority.
^^^^AND THERE YOU HAVE IT MY FRIENDS.
Basically, they are trying to “make examples” out of “TEENAGERS ON THE INTERNET” by charging them with FELONIES instead of fining them or giving them small amounts of jail time.
It needs 82,000 signatures.
Tumblr, I need your help
yesterday morning my cousin was kidnapped from her house. The kidnapper was last seen driving away with her in A red Doge Magnum. plates: FHY4340.If anyone has any information please call Cleveland, Ohio police ( 1216-623-2570)or if you see this car/ plate out of state or city call your local station or 911. the suspect is armed and dangerous, do not approach.
here is the web report. guys. she has a 4 year old son. please help us find her alive.
Disappearance of an 18-month-old black boy has yet to grab widespread attention
Despite detectives’ pleas to national media, the disappearance of an 18-month-old black boy with the wide smile has yet to grab the widespread attention given to other missing children’s cases. Some advocates say the reason why may be as simple as the toddler’s gender — and his race.
From the still-unsolved slaying of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey more than 15 years ago to the disappearance and killing of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, the public has watched with rapt attention as many cases involving young children unfolded, often over many months. Yet Amir Jennings, the little boy who hasn’t been seen since he was captured on surveillance video with his mother in South Carolina nearly a year ago, has registered as scarcely a blip on the nation’s consciousness.
Read more.BOOST. let’s find this baby.
DON’T BE A BUTT REBLOG
Remember that fake alert about a Canadian child going missing “three minutes ago”? That post had over 20,000 notes. Just saying…
Fuck I live in SC, and I haven’t even heard anything about this.
I’m in NC
Let’s find this baby!!
This baby has been missing for months….I can’t….
WARNING To any female cosplayer in the Chicago (And surounding) areas!
Okay So Today….
Super important. I don’t know if any of my followers are in the Chicago area or even just go to Chicago conventions, but please be careful! And please spread this around.
Wow this guy is a serious piece of shit. Someone should drown him.
from the kickstarter page:
The “Because of Them, We Can…” project started out as a photo campaign that I launched during Black History Month. The goal was to inspire and empower our kids to be great by connecting the dots between them and the individuals past and present who have blazed and continue to blaze trails.
As the month progressed, what I once believed was confirmed - 28 days wasn’t enough.
The feedback has been amazing, but the biggest request has been for a book that includes all 365 images. I could go the publisher route, but I truly believe that we can fund this movement. Here’s where the Kickstarter comes in. Funding this project would allow me to self publish a high quality, hard cover art book that will serve as a source of inspiration and education for all who come across it.
Funding ends in 5 days! Signal boost or donate what you can!
Can someone signal boost this!?
These are images released by the FBI. They are looking for the men in this collage of images, and in the video in the link.
The more likes/reblogs, the better of a chance they will be found.
shit just got real.
For those unaware this guy is the owner / creator of the product currently flooding tumblr and pinterest with weight loss spam under eating disorder and self harm related tags.
Let’s see how he responds. Probably will just delete + ban me but we’ll give him a chance at least.
edit: facebook link -> http://www.facebook.com/Dr.CharlesLivingston
Tumblr strikes back.
update: a few hours and about 40 “likes” later and the post was deleted and I’m banned from commenting there. Classy.
GANG if everyone reblogs this once more, I’m pretty sure my call out post about Dr Charles Livingston Spamming Anorexic Teenagers will get to the first page of google results whenever anyone searches on this scumbag’s name.
We WARNED THEM we would bring them down if they did not stop flooding tumblr and pinterest with spam for their stupid diet but they arrogantly refused to listen.
AMBER ALERT FOR THE TEXAS REGION
Leah Marie Aguirre was last seen in Crosbyton, TX. She is two years old, Hispanic, weighs 30 lbs, and stands 2’5”.
The suspect is believed to be under the name Miguel and driving a red Ford Focus. There is a possibility that this man is headed to Mexico.
There have been reports of her mother trying to sell her to someone in Mexico for 2 grand and police believe Miguel to be a part of this.
Leah had been placed with a family friend after CPS took her from her mother. Miguel came to the home posed as a CPS worker and took Leah.
If you have ANY INFORMATION, PLEASE for the love of GOD/GODDESS/UNIVERSE/GOOD OF HUMANITY contact the information above! Call 911!
Who knows what they want to do to her in Mexico!
She is ONLY TWO YEARS OLD!
SLATON, TX (KCBD) -
As a statewide search continues for missing two year old Leah Aguirre, her mother Tina was brought in to the Slaton Police Station for questioning about her daughter’s disappearance.
Leah had recently been in the temporary custody of a family friend in Crosbyton when she went missing five days ago. On Tuesday an amber alert was issued after authorities say the couple reported a man posing as a CPS worker came to their door saying he needed to take Leah. The couple says the man who took Leah was a Hispanic man who went by the name Miguel and drove a red Ford Focus.
Around 5 p.m. officers located Leah’s mother Tina, 22, at her home in Slaton and brought her in to be questioned by Slaton and Crosbyton Police as well as FBI agents.
Reports have surfaced that Tina was already under investigation by CPS and that she had possibly tried to sell Leah to a man in Mexico for $2,000. “As far as we know they are just rumors, and we’re hoping they stay that way,” Leah’s godmother Kimberlee Gonzalez said. “We have no idea who this man could be or how big of a danger he is to this baby.”
For more than five hours Tina stayed at the Slaton Police Station being questioned. Crosbyton Chief of Police Gregg Parrott says they went through a long list of relatives and have other state agencies going to those communities to question them.
Parrott Leah’s father has been out of Leah’s life since she was born, but they located him in Oklahoma. FBI agents interviewed him and ruled him out.
When we spoke to Leah’s godmother Kimberlee she said Tina was confused about her daughter going missing. Right now they’re just praying she is brought home safe. “I just want her home safe. I just want to know where she is right now and want this little girl back home. That’s all I want,” Kimberlee cried.
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So I rarely talk about my personal life on Tumblr, but I don’t really know what to do. This is my grandpa and he has Alzheimer and epilepsy. At five in the morning about four days ago, he just walked away from home and never came back. Sometimes he takes long walks since it’s common for people with Alzheimer’s but we usually find him, except this time he hasn’t come back. He didn’t take any money or ID with him and he hasn’t had his epilepsy medicine since he ran off. We are really worried about him, but local news stations said they aren’t sure if they will be able to put an alert on the news until Monday. If any one in the Miami/Hialeah area sees a man in his early 80’s walking around aimlessly, please contact the number given. It would mean a lot to my family.