This affects EVERYONE.
THIS LAW BASICALLY TAKES THE RIGHT OF ANY PICTURES YOU POST ONLINE. IT TAKES AWAY ANY PRIVACY WE HAVE ONLINE.
Pictures of your family, friends, or your own selfies? YUP, ANYONE CAN TAKE THAT AND SALE IT OR ALTER IT.
Cosplayers? YES, OTHERS ARE NOW ALLOWED TO TAKE YOUR BEAUTIFUL PICS OF COSPLAY AND CHANGE IT OR SALE IT FOR THEMSELVES.
And of course this affects ARTISTS GREATLY. All of our hardwork, effort, TIME THAT WE PUT INTO OUR CREATIONS,(cosplayers too and everyone else!) GONE BECAUSE OF THIS LAW IF IT PASSES.
*If you don’t know what this law is, it basically takes away your right to own any visual art or photography you post online and ANYONE can sale it OR BETTER YET DESTROY IT/CHANGE IT AND CREDIT THEMSELVES. THIS IS TERRIBLE BECAUSE IT’S MAKING PLAGIARISM LEGAL ACROSS THE INTERNET.
Here are two links that I found very helpful and will explain more about the act: http://digital-doodle.tumblr.com/post/124514342906/i-interrupt-a-long-term-hiatus-to-help-raise
http://kumonotori.tumblr.com/post/124556920411/wannabeanimator-an0ther-artist-attention (INCLUDING THE ACTUAL LAW)
PLEASE CHECK THE LINK OUT AS IT BASICALLY TELLS YOU ALL THE INFO AND HOW WE CAN HELP TO STOP IT.
THIS WOULD CHANGE EVERYONE’S LIFE, EVEN IF YOU DON’T LIVE IN AMERICA. AS LONG AS WE HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, WE’RE PRONE TO HAVING OUR PRIVACY STOLEN.
CONGRESS DECIDES WHETHER THIS LAW PASSES OR NOT ON THURSDAY. Let’s hope that they get bombard with enough letters to understand that we WANT OUR PRIVACY.
***Also if you’re not in the US and you want to help please spread this around! It’ll help even in the slightest!! Thank you!***