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  1. I had already contacted my MEPs about Article 13, after being alerted to it by the Open Rights Group ( https://action.openrightsgroup.org/say-no-article-13s-censorship-machine ) . Both MEP's responded saying they were in favour because it would protect artists from copyright theft.

    I have replied to both my MEPs who responded to express my own concerns, and will send them the last para above, too, but I am not a lawyer or a content filtering expert. I could really do with a more detailed article about potential impact of article 13 to argue this one. (I'm also in the UK, and have no idea what impact if any Brexit is likely to have, and whether my MEPs are taking anything very seriously at this stage of events.)

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    1. They replied? Cool. I'd tell them that fanart in its many shapes actually HELPS artists and TV shows because they are free publicity for them. For example, I started watching Brooklyn Nine Nine after seeing funny gif sets on Tumblr, from which no one was making money of. No one's making money off fanfiction either and it helps keep the fans hooked during breaks or helps get new fans interested. Annoy their asses into voting no for that dumb law!

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