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So, i'm now officially in Canada for 2 weeks! I'm still jetlagged and really sleepy right now but i'm trying to fight it!
I'm quite busy right now in two art courses i'm currently taking at this university. One is about perspectives and the other story-boarding. The first day went smoothly and i've already learned some interesting things i didn't know before. Who knows maybe i can put it to good use!
Moving on i've finally managed to sit down and have a proper look at my dA inbox. AND WOW! I never thought it could explode during 2 days of absence!!
The whole dA art theft thing is quite annoying. And i'm honestly not surprised to see 5 people i am watching leaving the site for good because of it. However there is no need to worry about me! I'll stick around because even though there is a bad side to this site there are so very sweet people on here that make it totally worth staying.
Nevertheless i'll take the opportunity of people moving sites to breach the subject of myself moving around.
I've been thinking for a while about moving accounts, but i won't do so until my PM runs out. HOWEVER i will already be making a secondary dA account as well as a youtube one which will be put to use.
My reasons for doing so is mostly revolving around how most of what i do online is warriors related. And not all i draw is.
I want to begin sharing my account with people i know in real life, specifically my art teachers due to having managed to convince them to let me use animation as my main form of art next year (yes pretty much i'm going to have to write a 30000 word essay about animation. But it would totally be worth it!). The issue with that is them seeing a account filled with old art and stuff relating to imaginary cats and nothing much else.
I really like the warrior community and i don't want to get rid of any of my old art. It brings back nice memories.
So i'm going to be making a new youtube account as well as dA account as soon as I arrive in Switzerland. My Brightfire123 youtube account will still have a few videos uploaded over the summer but it will be the first account to be moved from to the new one.
I will still be using this dA one actively until the end of my PM (which only happens in a year after school ends so by then plenty of stuff will still happen on here).
Returning to the subject of dA art theft i'm going to be watermarking a lot of stuff in my gallery but not everything. Frankly i don't really care about art thieves since it's mainly people searching for attention or just people who don't know better. People go yelling over it but sometimes it can easily be dealt with in calm and polite conditions. I had a small issue with someone once and everything went smoothly!
Moving on to the other subject that has been running around dA. The fact there may be a copyright change in the US. FIRST this is stupid, because that law would affect artists outside of the US in countries with different laws. People would complain and it would cause a whole load of trouble. It is really unlikely that the government would be that stupid to pass such a thing.
NOW if you genuinely are worried and fell for all the panicky journals I'm just going to link this here:PSA: why the 'new copyright law' isn'tHi guys! While I'm looking into the legalities of everything, I thought this could be a helpful PSA.
I've seen a lot of journals about the proposed 'new copyright law that could destroy everything' and while some of these are informative and useful, a lot are fear mongering and spreading inaccurate information. This needs to stop - if not for the sake of my news feed, then for the sanity of deviantart's every day artist.
There is no new copyright law. There isn't even a bill in front of congress. There is a suggestion, and dozens of things like this are suggested all the time, and very few of them ever actually become laws. There have been, in the past and since the current act, many suggested copyright updates - none of them have passed.
They are simply asking artists for their input. That's it! And most artists are saying 'hell no', so the chances of it passing are even slimmer. Signing petitions can help! Writing letters can help! But telling people 'There's going to be a new
Seriously people, keep calm and no need to just in the bandwagon too soon.
That's all i really got to say. I'll likely take advantage of this timezone to roleplay in Warriors-of-the-tide chatrooms today or during the course of these next two weeks. Until then hope you're all enjoying your summer holidays!
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