Ken Akamatsu, the creator of the Negima and Love Hina manga, warned on Monday that proposed changes to Japan's Copyright Law would "destroy" derivative dōjinshi (self-published) works, and he added that the power of the entire manga industry would diminish as a result. Kensaku Fukui, a lawyer and a Nihon University professor, wrote an Internet Watch essay about the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) talks that prompted Akamatsu's remarks.
I'll get more technical in a second and I know this isn't /pol/ but this affects everyone. Essentially this bill is about to be passed without congressional approval (no surprise there). It will severely limit what you're allowed to do or say and would render sites like 4chan unusable via online laws with its own three point system for suspension/ legality issues. How could they possibly monitor everyone you might ask? The NSA wasn't just for show. This is the biggest problem the internet has ever faced, spread the word any way you can, this might be the last chance you have to voice your opinion.
>WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's international trade agenda is dead in the water if he doesn't do a better job engaging with Democrats in Congress, and his administration appears to be getting that message, Democrats said Friday.
>Congressional Democrats have often been frustrated by his lack of attention to their concerns, but they've been especially disturbed lately that in his grand pivot to Asia and push for a 12-nation trade pact dubbed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, they and the rest of Congress largely have been cut out of negotiations.
>"We want transparency. We want to see what's going on there," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters. "We have a problem with that."
>As a result, many Democrats fear the actual terms of the deal do not reflect traditional Democratic Party policy priorities.
>"This is a big problem now," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee. "There is inadequate engagement on the substance of what will be in an agreement or out of an agreement."
>Democrats in the House and Senate have complained for years about the secrecy standards the Obama administration has applied to the TPP, forcing members to jump over hurdles to see negotiation texts, and blocking staffer involvement. In 2012, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) complained that corporate lobbyists were given easy access while his office was being stymied, and even introduced protest legislation requiring more congressional input.
Also 4chan won't go away because it's credibility is nonexistent
>Blanket monitoring internet
>It won't affect 4chan
It's been updated
It won't we are already controlled opposition at this point. Our political board is overrun with "gas the kikes, race war now" nothing 4chan could do would be treated seriously becase our credibility is in the shitter.
Not to mention we are overrun by bots and viral-marketing
and the shills follow
>What is character blackmail
Using the NSA's database is as easy as taking a shit. I don't know how anyone could possibly believe they wouldn't use this website as an example to would-be free radicals.
I'd just like to point out that this is misleading. A treaty doesn't need congressional approval, just the upper house, the senate's.
It's as easy as picture related
Which is blacked out and not being told what is going on. Congressional approval's meaning has changed.
We are already tweeting totalbiscuit bbys so it doesn't really matter if you animu viewers do anything. Even /v/ is stepping up and they are bigger neets than you
Blatant censorship would actually give 4chan credibility. That's why they will never do it. You tinfoilers are so idiotic you don't even understand how the system works.
Most people still don't even know what 4chan is yet alone frequent enough to generalize it. Also, nice buzzword dildo head
>b-b-but muh happening
So what's your point then? We are marginalized and our credibility is shit. No point in censoring us. Same way David Icke is never censored because he goes on long tirades about lizard people using vaccines to control your mind
>ken's afraid of the doujin market getting attacked by this
I guess anything directly effecting anime isn't allowed to be discussed here?
How about all the threads for the tokyo loli ban? Were they no no's to you too?
You're a cunt. I don't even like this thread but you're a straight cunt.
This kind of stuff is funny.
Remember that time they banned alcohol in America? Did people stop drinking? No. They found another supply of alcohol and learned to keep it secret.
Using law to step on toes doesn't do anything but teach people to hide themselves better.
It would still hurt most crevices in the internet. What we can say, watch and listen to. The only reason this wasn't passed before was due to it being out in the open. Now it's being pushed to the side as voters take bribes. Doesn't matter what your opinion on /pol/ is, if it's passed you will fucking despise it regardless
What can normal people even do about this though?
I'd be willing to try and do something about it, but I'm not sure where to start.
>Author copyrights something
>People make doujins of it
>Author doesn't press charges
>if he does it's PR suicide
Who the fuck thinks this will be enforced?
tweet people that were against SOPA for one. Other than that reddit is just learning about it if you use thatf
Obviously you want to picket on the streets of your big cities with Guy Fawkes's masks with other internet superheroes.
Congress wasn't even ALLOWED TO VIEW the TPP until just now. Fast tracking the TPP would skip congress and let the executive branch sign the trade agreement into action before congress can even vote "no," making this process more dictatorial than democratic. Fast Tracking the TPP puts handcuffs on congress and democracy.
Nothing is going to change no matter what dumb laws they make.
Stuff like this isn't even remotely practical in reality.
It's about as realistic as Back to Future and time-traveling with a car.
You know for something that's not going to be "practical in reality" there sure is a lot of dedication to silencing discussion on it.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would create a super-treaty which would jeopardize the sovereignty of the nations involved by giving that power to large corporations like Wal-Mart, Monsanto, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, Halliburton, Philip Morris, GE, GM, Apple.
There are currently 11 nations involved: U.S., New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Mexico and Canada. Japan has shown interest.
The economic power of this group is more than 40% larger than the 27- nation European Union.
TPP will offshore millions of good-paying jobs to low-wage nations, undercutting working conditions globally and increasing unemployment.
TPP will expand pharmaceutical monopoly protections and institute longer patents that will decrease access to affordable medications
TPP will limit food GMO labeling and allow the import of goods that do not meet US safe standards.
TPP will institute SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA-like regulations and Internet measures which restrict our right to free speech.
TPP will roll back Wall Street regulations, and prohibit bans on risky financial services.
TPP will give multinational corporations and private investors the right to sue nations in private tribunals. These tribunals have the power to overturn environmental, labor, or any other laws that limit profit, awarding taxpayer funded damages.
TPP will encourage the privatization of lands and natural resources in areas where indigenous people live.
Can we get the /pol/ shills off of /a/?
All contain images from the /pol/ thread currently up.
All three threads about this on /a/ contain the same link in the OP that was posted in the /pol/ thread.
Are direct quotes from /pol/ posts.
Seriously /pol/, call /a/ back when Japan votes on this.
If you don't like the thread you don't have to post in it, buddy. This affects anime/manga production so who the fuck are you to tell me to remain in the confines of a board? Fuck off
Fuck off /pol/
It isn't a fucking issue, if the Japanese government was having a vote on it or was planning to soon then yes it would be important but until that time its a non issue and the only reason you are even mentioning anime is so you can push your bullshit onto as many boards as possible.
Every fucking time.
The manga we read are already illegally scanned
This does fuck all as far as /a/ is concerned
Nah because when I copy and paste a link I don't want it to be considered copyright infringement. I'll stay right here defending your right to watch shingeki no kyojin without being labeled a criminal. Oh and so you can listen to music while you play vidya
You know I am actually ok with this. Spoonfeeding tards like yourself should be a punishable offence
Yeah except now it will be enforced under a single packaged law. This isn't even about /pol/ either
Glad you feel that way bby <3
Most people who watch anime on /a/ are already breaking copyright law, you aren't defending shit.
Only if Japan signs, lets have a thread then.
I can just see /a/ getting spammed with "ITS HAPPENING" and "/pol/ was right" once its signed.
Hopefully the mods will be awake then.
The diet will do what America wants.
That's their job.
The law would basically give you a three strike limit and isp suspend you. Your'e okay with that? I( don't think you understand the concept of change. You see right now you can listen to music, share pictures, videos and movies with friends. You can download files and upload files without necessarily breaking laws. Once this is passed you (let's see if you can grasp this) that changes. You see, copyright infringement covers all I mentioned but is not currently enforced. It would be AFTER the law is passed. How? Government databases would be linked to places where videos and music are played. shock, gasp. Youtube would fall under that. On top of this though, it directly links a huge host of nations under the same law. So now it would be able to dip it's fingers into all the websites like animefreak, animeseason, animecrazy(eu) and so on. I think you will just reply with /pol/ bullshit but in the off chance you comply with these laws and do nothing about it - you dug your own grave.
>bla bla bla bla
I'm European, I can walk into Sony Music with 100TB of pirated songs and dance to them while they can't do shit to me
>dip it's fingers into all the websites like animefreak, animeseason, animecrazy(eu) and so on
Excellent, get everyone that uses those sites banned and /a/ will be a better place
And a Trans-Atlantic deal is going to be passed as well, so Europe will be involved too.