Because no one on tumblr understands intellectual property

Let me just make this clear, both for people who have no clue what’s happening, and the assholes who are making a stink about things they clearly don’t understand

“When providing us with content or posting content (in each case for publication, whether on- or off-line) using the Services,

In this wording, they are specifying content made for them or is published using their services. Now what does this cover? Well, it basically only covers content made for the site. Did you make graphics for the paypal site? Well then that’s covered by this wording. That’s the general stuff affected by this policy change. Work done for paypal, and used for their services.

Now, let’s continue on to how these specific things are affected.

you grant the PayPal Group a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all copyright, publicity, trademarks, database rights and intellectual property rights you have in the content

Now what does this mean? Well, allow me to point out this specific part right here

“rights you have in the content”

Rights YOU have. Nowhere are they saying that they are taking these rights, nor are they claiming they have the same rights

What they are saying, is that they have the right to exercise the rights FOR you. Meaning, if someone tries to steal art that you made for paypal, then paypal has the right to take legal action against them for you.


Everything in this policy is actually pro-content creator, they are protecting their content creators rights for them because legal action is expensive and arduous.


TLDR;

The only people affected are Paypal’s content creators

And the effect is Paypal will take legal action FOR them

Now please reblog this so other people can know what it means because there’s innocent people being told lies about it.

Here’s the deal, friends.
I am incredibly broke. I’ve pulled it together for a few months, but this next month, I don’t know what I’m going to do.

I cannot pay rent. I literally have some pasta, rice, and 2 eggs left for my groceries (technically I’d say it’s a days with of food as far as calories go.) I cannot afford my medication without which it’s going to be really hard to function.

If you can help me out and spare a few dollars or anything, I cannot even begin to explain how grateful I would be. I don’t like to ask for help, especially monetarily, but I’m at the end of my rope and this is the only way to tie a knot and hold on.

Please help my rescue cat

I adopted Sunrise a few months ago from a shelter.  She is 3 year old orange tabby who loves treats, and meows “Good morning” when you wake up.

Sadly, she started having symptoms of a bladder stone. X-rays show a huge stone that causes her daily pain.

I can only afford part of her surgery, and I am in desparate need of help. This is a situation that could turn fatal if I don’t get her in surgery right away. I love my cat more than anything, and have dedicated myself to giving her the best home she deserves. Any dollar amount will be more than helpful. I will always be grateful to those who help this sweet cat from being in constant pain.

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Warning: Paypal new User Agreement changes, “All Your Stuff Belongs To Us”

Coming to all July 1, 2015, All Your Copyrighted material, Trademarked, Intellectual Ideas, and Much More will belong to Paypal if you use their services.
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https://www.paypal.com/ie/webapps/mpp/ua/upcoming-policies-full?locale.x=GB

Amendment to the PayPal User Agreement.

Intellectual Property


We are adding a new paragraph to section 1.3., which outlines the licence and rights that you give to us and to the PayPal Group (see paragraph 12 below for the definition of “PayPal Group”) to use content that you post for publication using the Services. A similar paragraph features in the Privacy Policy, which is removed by the addition of this paragraph to the User Agreement. The new paragraph at section 1.3 reads as follows:

“When providing us with content or posting content (in each case for publication, whether on- or off-line) using the Services, you grant the PayPal Group a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all copyright, publicity, trademarks, database rights and intellectual property rights you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future. Further, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you waive your moral rights and promise not to assert such rights against the PayPal Group, its sublicensees or assignees. You represent and warrant that none of the following infringe any intellectual property right: your provision of content to us, your posting of content using the Services, and the PayPal Group’s use of such content (including of works derived from it) in connection with the Services.”

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I’m switching to Google Wallet or something else. Paypal lost me.

My mom kicked me out.

So my mom kicked me out like two nights ago and I have absolutely no where to go. I’m pretty sure she’s gonna go return my car to the dealership. I work at Urban Outfitters in West Hollywood on Melrose. 

I never really post too much personal stuff on here but if anyone in the LA area can help me out it would be greatly appreciated. I don’t have too much money right now so anything really helps. 

If you can help in anyway possible you can reach me on my email : kathyjuarez94@gmail.com

I have also set up a donate button on my blog if you would like to help me out in any way possible. 

If anyone comes across this on your dash and you can’t help please just reblog. That will help me in so many ways. Thanks in advance to all those that will help out. You are all greatly appreciated. 

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Hey guys!! I know I don’t have very many followers on here and I’m not exactly popular, but I’m in a really tight situation. I’ve mentioned before on here that I’m pregnant, 34 weeks to be exact and that means the baby is coming up soon, like really soon. My boyfriend and I are okay on rent right now but next month it’s going to be close and we’re currently broke living off each paycheck. I’m not capable of getting a job right now do the whole being very pregnant thing, plus I have no experience or qualifications. I don’t even have a license to drive to a job if I had one. I also have social anxiety and am technically disabled according to the state, but am not eighteen yet so I can’t get cash assistance and even so it wouldn’t be very much, like 100 or less a month. So what I’m trying to say is that I really need your guys’ help because in a month my baby will be here and we need to have money behind us in case the baby gets sick or she needs somethings, plus diapers cost a lot of money and that adds up. I would really appreciate it if you guys could donate to my paypal, my email is chavezalexis55@gmail.com. I’m not sure of any other site to get money donated to. It would really help out a lot, even if each follower donated 1 or 2 dollars that would be 300-600 dollars and that would get us back into security and we could feel safe. Even if you can’t donate please reblog and tag this so other people can see it. Please, I always signal boost posts and try my best to help others out and I’m so sorry if I sound like a beggar but as soon as the baby is old enough and we can afford a baby sitter I’m going to get a job. Thank you so much for helping if you do, and thank you so much for reblogging if you can’t donate.

Paypal, what the heck does your user agreement even mean?

Carla Speed McNeil alerted me to this Paypal images license change which goes into effect on June 1st. WHAT THE HECK?

“When providing us with content or posting content (in each case for publication, whether on- or off-line) using the Services, you grant the PayPal Group a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all copyright, publicity, trademarks, database rights and intellectual property rights you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future. Further, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you waive your moral rights and promise not to assert such rights against the PayPal Group, its sublicensees or assignees. You represent and warrant that none of the following infringe any intellectual property right: your provision of content to us, your posting of content using the Services, and the PayPal Group’s use of such content (including of works derived from it) in connection with the Services.”

Full changes to license here.

OK, what I think they are trying to get at is that if one of your images in embedded in a Paypal button (or something) then you give them the right to do that. Which they’d probably have the right to do through fair use anyway.

But this gives Paypal ridiculously broad rights beyond that, and it is something creators should be aware of.

Also, it occurs to me that someone selling art they did not do, say a dealer, is violating this agreement because they do not create or own the intellectual property rights to the art they sell.

How is Paypal going to be used to sell anything? A book, a manuscript, a painting, etc. But…you don’t own a book you are reselling, you don’t own the IP of a picture you are selling. You’re just selling a physical item you own. IP rights do not convey.

IP rights also should not convey to what is basically a money changing service.

Paypal’s response to me on Twitter.

If Paypal merely wants the right to retweet, then their user agreement should say “we have the right to retweet or to post a letter you write us!” instead of making a broad statement about how they also get things like trademarks in anything you “post” or “provide”. The user agreement is too broad and needs a rewrite.

UPDATE: Some excellent commentary on the language of the user agreement. Not going to grab your rights, but the language of the agreement is still lousy.

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Hey, name’s Histo.

Usually I don’t post things like this.
Meaning asking for money without offering anything in return.

But I don’t see any other option.

You see.

I am not going to be able to pay my part of the bills and rent this month.

My job didn’t give me enough hours.

I literally have less than a dollar in my bank account.

And I am not a thief but sadly my fiance and I had to steal some food in order to feed ourselves a couple times this month.

I am afraid of being unable to pay the bills.

I would offer artwork as compensation but again life decided to add insult to injury as my tablet decided to die earlier this week.

So I am asking you guys to donate just a little bit of money.

$200 to $250 would be enough and I would be eternally grateful.

My paypal is immortalanglophobe@gmail.com
and there is a donate button on the top left of my blog.

Hey there my esteemed internet pals please donate to my paypal my E-mail is nattnightmare613@gmail.com

My mom and I need money for our plane tickets to Washington since I’m going there for University. We can either buy tickets and starve for 6 months or I can get some of help and manage to go to college. Literally the only thing standing between me and a better environment for my mental health is like $2100.

This is including plane tickets to and from, motel room, food and transportation to and from the University until I’m settled.

It also doesn’t help that We’re moving to a different house in about a month since our rent is so damn high. I can’t work because im a student, my mom only has one car and works over time so it would Take a huge huge huge toll on my schoolwork.

Not only that but I’m struggling through therapy sessions because I just recently got diagnosed with Manic Depression, Anxiety problems and PTSD.

Can you guys please just chip in as much as you can, I could use any sort of help I can get. Im begging here.

I do not like asking for money, especially from the Tumblr community. Many of you are struggling, like myself, and asking for even a penny is tough. I have been accepted to Spelman College and I am sending in my  deposit. I am going to attend this prestigious HBCU because I know it’s what I need in my life, it’s where I will flourish and prepare myself for graduate school at Brown University.

I need help to cover the small things like books, meal plan cost etc. America isn’t the best at support it’s students–it’s future–and I intend to change many things in this country but I need help. You all know I am a young woman of my word! My URL challenge went great the first round through and I have slowly been bringing the post back n hopes of gaining some traffic to my blog and getting people to see my donate button. 

I am a ceramic artist who has many works that I no longer need or want and I am prepared to sell them for as low as ten dollars and nothing will cost more than forty dollars. i will post more pictures of my work come summer. 

I do want you all to know I am looking and scholarships and grants, I am applying. I refuse to take out a loan, i am in no position to be in debt down the line. I’d rather be a sugar baby one some site or something rather than take out a loan because loans choke you up and never let you go. I am not going to go down that road. So please, if you can, donate any amount you wish via paypal. I have a donate button at the top of my  blog. I did paypal because most have it and it is an easy and safe way. Please, anything–even a penny–means the world to me. 

Donate.

I am going to be an English major and Theater minor at Spelman College. 

help me get a binder?

hi, i’m theo, i’m a trans ftm guy from the uk and i am in desperate need of a binder.
i’m a student currently going through my gcse’s, so i have literally no time to get a job to earn money at the moment, and i have barely any support from my parents, because they feel that their only duty is to feed and house me, so that’s all i get.
going through my gcse’s would have been a stressful ride without dysphoria anyway. but i have to deal with exam stress, depression, suicidal urges and dysphoria mixed in with it all.
i wake up hating the body i’m in every single day, and i feel a binder would defiantly help with this.
i only need around £40 for a good, safe binder. it’s not much, but i can’t afford that right now.
even if you can only donate £1, it would be a massive contribution.
if you can’t donate, please, reblog so maybe others could.
there’s a ‘donate’ button on the top left corner of my blog, and my PayPal email is theo.fox@outlook.com

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Financial Troubles

Okay, this is a serious post, so sorry?? My mom recently lost her job, thus we are getting very tight on money. There aren’t many opportunities for work around here, but my mom has been searching nonetheless. My mom had funded my and my brother’s lives, and so I’ve been trying to sell things on ebay to help get money to pay the bills and for groceries. It would really mean a lot if any of you could spare some money,
even a few dollars, to send some to my paypal addytheanus@yahoo.com or you can email me there/send me asks and we could talk about you buying things that I’m not in need of/have duplicates of as we are struggling. I am willing to sell books, clothing, CDs, movies, records, games, electronics. If you are interested in buying any of these, or you have some money you can spare, it would mean a lot to me.

PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!

Hi my name is Kei and I’m currently trying to move out of my emotionally abusive parent’s house to live with my boyfriend and my friends. I will be moving across the country with my entire savings of $9,000, no car, and barely any clothes that actually make me feel comfortable. I identify as genderqueer and barely have any clothing that I actually feel good in. I have to pay for my education all on my own, and I’m terrified since my parents will not be supporting me with getting my BA in Deaf Studies. My dream is to work with Deaf children, however I have been forced into taking up a Communications degree since my parents don’t want me dorming and none of the local colleges offer Deaf Studies for a major. Over the years I have received constant emotional abuse from my parents and even was thinking of taking my own life within the past few months. This move is the only hope I have of getting away from such a household, but I need help. All my life I have been raised to not beg for money since it was a sign of weakness and being lazy.  It’s literally taking all my willpower to type this long message to implore you all on here to please, please, please donate to me so I can follow my dream and finally be happy and free to be me for the first time. I know there are other people who are needier than me, but if you can find it in your heart to at least donate a few dollars that would mean the absolute world to me. 

The way you can donate is by logging into your Paypal and donating to the email Okeicreations@gmail.com. Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you cannot donate, please signal boost this, even awareness helps. Thank you all so much. If you’re reading this and think of taking your own life, please talk to someone, it will get better, I promise you that. You are loved and amazing in every way. My inbox is always open if you need someone to talk to. 

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Hi, I’m Amythest! I am an Autistic and multiply disabled writer, artist, public speaker,  advocate, and activist. I blog about disability and Autism at my blog, and I produce and host a video series called “Ask an Autistic” on my Youtube channel. I am a member of the ASAN Vancouver chapter  and a…

Hi friends!

So I recently learned that my new medication (which is awesome and helps manage my joint pain, nausea, and sleeping) is going to cost $125 for the first four weeks, and $150 for every four weeks after. This medication is not covered at all, and it’s pricey, but it could really improve my quality of life and enable me to do more stuff. If you would like to help me out, any donations towards my GoFundMe campaign supports my autism advocacy/activism efforts, the production of my Ask an Autistic videos, and also my staying-alive-and-affording-medication goal.

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