I hate Tumblr's copyright system! **PLEASE READ**
I love Tumblr. It allows me to post the things and interests that I love. I also hate Tumblr. It’s broken anti-piracy system prevents whatever I want to upload. An audio post that was meant to be harmless and nothing more than a harmless prank gets backfired. It was originally meant to be a rickroll-type thing but because of its broken copyright system. I’m going to make this perfectly clear: I’m not a thief. I don’t like being treated like a thief. Tumblr’s system is very broken especially if the music your trying to use falls under Fair Use. The Copyright Act of 1976 prevents copyright removal from happening if the content falls under education, satire, parody, commentary etc. The audio that I was trying to post fell under parody and for the sake of satire, and heck, even I sneak tiny bits of education into there as well. It was a meme that wasn’t meant to be taken seriously, and it was satire that was meant to poke fun at memes in general. Unfortunately, Tumblr’s copyright system as far as I know doesn’t have a ‘FAIR USE’ button on it anywhere, so I can’t post it, and now its bullshit. I know that Tumblr has this system to prevent piracy and keep its cash flow going. They also do this to avoid getting sued by the content creators themselves. I am aware that Tumblr does have every right to prevent copyrighted material from getting off of Tumblr. They have no problem with that, whatsoever. But what I do have a problem with is that they are preventing us, the people from the freedoms that we were born with. Also what Tumblr doesn’t understand is that many bloggers who go on this dear website are nonprofit. This means that they are not trying to make money off of the blog in any way, shape, or form. I think that a robot must of tried to prevent me from uploading the song. Since it very well may be a robot who is preventing me, that means that the bot can’t tell if my blog is nonprofit or not. Tumblr needs to fix its system. DMCA needs to be reformed. Tumblr and DMCA, you may try to outsmart me this time, but no copyright law in the universe is going to stop me!
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