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No More Cosplay and Fan Works

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posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 09:00 PM
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If this is redundant, please forgive me. I couldn't get past the "loading search" so an external search engine didn't find this, so here goes. Thanks.

Cosplay and "fan works" participants may become criminals under the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement.



The intellectual property provisions, which is headed by the U.S., looks to lower what is considered criminal and to increase the penalties.


External Link to the TPP Press Release

The question becomes, will the TPP undermine US sovereignty and force individual obedience?



Under the TPP, it doesn't matter if the original creators file a complaint or not, fan works are automatically be illegal across the board.
It reads like TPP will usurp our laws, particularly,



Penalties that include sentences of imprisonment as well as monetary fines


Trade agreements aren't supposed to, or will it happen anyway? Seemingly Relevant Link
I don't know, so I'll defer to you, the scholars of this website.


edit on 30/8/15 by Adonsa because: added a to primary link




posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 09:11 PM
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Don't . You . Dare . Touch . My . Cosplay . ! . ! . !

/growl
Mike Grouchy



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 09:14 PM
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Thanks for sharing. Yeah, that's pretty screwed up, even for people outside of Cosplay am sure it would make restrictions as well. Now if the times for people to urge their Reps and even more to not be in favor of the TPP.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 09:17 PM
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Seconded ..... nerds will rise, and it will be bloody ...



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 09:45 PM
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If that's the case, phasers will be fully functional at the next Star Trek convention. Trekkies will not give up the RPing quietly, and redshirts in suits will face the brunt of that.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 09:51 PM
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It will be hard to revoke artistic licenses, cosplay is art in motion



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 10:02 PM
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I don't see this being enforced by anyone. "Cosplay" arguably increases sales, and dressing up as Mario is the same as drawing a picture of Mario. They're not going to be rounding up kids who draw pictures of Mario.

Personally, I think this is being blown way out proportion. This is probably to prevent knock-off costume products and toys being made en-mass in places like China.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 10:24 PM
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Freedom of expression and eventually all art will be considered treason against the collective unless you have the proper clearances.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 10:40 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
I don't see this being enforced by anyone. "Cosplay" arguably increases sales, and dressing up as Mario is the same as drawing a picture of Mario.




I have been on the internet since 1984 and the days of Arpanet, CompuServe, Prodigy, et al, and every step of the way the so-called rulers of this planet have crushed creativity, well structured knowledge, and collation of information. Napster existed in 1999, long before I-tunes. Crushed by lawsuits. YouTube was doing fine before Google bought them, but it was sold anyway. Fear of copyright infringement lawsuits. Again and again. The popular thing is crushed by lawyers and resurrected by the Elite.

The elite who rule the Earth couldn't reason their way out of a wet paper bag. They only know fear, intimidation, and more-money-than-you.






originally posted by: MystikMushroom
They're not going to be rounding up kids who draw pictures of Mario.

Personally, I think this is being blown way out proportion. This is probably to prevent knock-off costume products and toys being made en-mass in places like China.


I'm supposed to trust all those weasel words in the quote above?
    not going
    blown
    probably


Massive piles of Bull excrement. They would just _love_ to get a piece of the Cosplay action through some small licensing fee the Conventions have to pay. Or some other minor little pin prick they think no one will notice.

NO!
Can you hear me now?

/growl
Mike Grouchy
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posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 09:25 AM
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well said. Creativity is one of the fundamental forces that always challenges the control paradigm, therefore it will eventually be rooted out. It already has to a large extent just look at the limited representation of the same tired recycled pantheon in the arts today.....same bands, same actors......same same same......



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 10:25 AM
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They are going to despise free publicity in the name of intellectual property?

I'm a composer so I guess I would be flattered to be covered so I'm pretty sure creators are flattered to have people cosplay their creations.

Art lives on freedom, not profits.
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posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 02:56 PM
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Check out that word. It begins with an "f" and ends with an "m." It is an enemy of the state.



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