anti copyright

  • Woman: Honey, look at this love(Taylor Swift™ No copyright infringement intended. Property of TAS LLC Management 2012©)ly couch
  • Other Woman: Look at this red(Taylor Swift™ No copyright infringement intended. Property of TAS LLC Management 2012©)one though
  • Woman: That sure has style(Taylor Swift™ No copyright infringement intended. Property of TAS LLC Management 2012©)and is quite lovely.

“Anatomical Anti-Valentine”
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BRB SCREAMJNG COS BC/LL STANS (who for some odd reason are following Emily Bett Rickards) ARE “REPORTING” EMILY’S LATEST PHOTOSHOOT RELEASE FOR “COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT” BECAUSE SHE’S WEARING FISHNETS IM ACTUALLLY SCREAMIN YALL MIGHT AS WELL REPORT EMILY FOR BEING BLONDE TOO 😂😂😂😭😭😭😭👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾

jay-leno-incarnate  asked:

Can u help explain the "illegal number" to me? There's a lot of unrecognized vocab on the Wikipedia that would require me to do like an hour of research to understand just why it's illegal or what it does. If not, can u direct me to some1 who can?thx

This might be oversimplifying, but basically it’s a number that you use to decrypt something– in this case a movie on a HD-DVD or Blu-Ray. But it’s actually just a big number– in this case, it’s  13,256,278,887,989,457,651,018,865,901,401,704,640. (The format that’s in the bot is hexadecimal, meaning base-16, as opposed to what we normally use, which is base-10.)

That number is basically the key* that unlocks the movie itself; the device playing the movie has to have it in order to play it. The Motion Picture Association of America didn’t want people distributing this key, because they could use it to unlock their movies and rip them to their own hard drives, upload them to websites or torrents, etc. (This is a form of Digital Rights Management, or DRM.)

The Motion Picture Association of America started sending out cease and desist orders to people who posted this number online; it was a big deal in the anti-DRM/copyright activism/etc circles at the time. A lot of people thought the idea of having an “illegal number” was ridiculous, and that the idea that you could copyright a *number* was absurd. Since the hexadecimal (09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0) is really easy to fit into plain text posts, people just started posting it all over the internet, becoming a kind of… activist meme, I guess?

I hope that explains it, because that’s about all the detail I know– there’s some more cultural context around why it happened that way, but I’m far from a crypto expert. (There’s got to be a crypto side of tumblr though, right?)

*It’s actually a bit more complicated than this– there are multiple “keys” that you need to unlock the movie’s content, and this number is just one of them.

okay, so i’m still pretty out of it, but can someone explain to me what the post-credits scene in the love live movie was all about? like, i got the impression that it was just alpaca noises layered over a anti-copyright-infirngement notice, but did i miss anything?

like. im coming from seeing multiple artists, writers, etc. straight up saying

‘i have been personally and negatively impacted by things like piracy and people removing the protection of copyrights will hurt me, the individual.’

and then the anti-copyright arguments are coming from… political economists? software engineers??? strategic. thinkers. found a professor of philosophy

which is not to say they don’t create copyrighted media themselves, but like… what.

NO ONE is saying that current copyright systems are flawless and perfect. but if artists, photographers, writers, etc. (the ones who i feel are most affected by the issue) are saying hey this is the wrong way, maybe.. maybe they have a point?