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