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Ferguson police are being sued for $40mil, +++ some of the officers are facing individual lawsuits for rights infringement. fucking break those cops. 


Everything You Need to Know About Online Copyright


Internet content isn’t all free, and not everything is yours for the taking just because you found it online. Get the legal facts about some common copyright myths:

Myth No. 1: It’s on the Internet, so anyone can use it.

Actually… This one is unwaveringly and unequivocally false,” writes OPEN Forum contributor Erika Napoletano. “Just because you find an image or blog post or article or video and you like it, you may not have permission to share it.”

Myth No. 2: There wasn’t a copyright notice on it, so it’s not copyrighted.

Actually… “By U.S. copyright law, copyright is granted to a content creator the moment an idea is fixed into any tangible form,” says Kandis Koustenis, an intellectual property attorney with Cloudigy Law.

Read on for three more commonly heard copyright myths and the truth behind them.

benadryl-cumquat said: Why in the name of God and everything holy are white bands classifying themselves as afropunk? If you search up afropunk bands you'll just find white people. Do they know having black background dancers doesn't make them afropunk? They tried to take rap and now this too. They have their own afropunk it's rock, punk, metal and literally every other genre. Why do they need afropunk as theirs too? Do they really need to feel superior that badly? Are we hurting their ego by existing?






Why in the name of God and everything holy are people complaining about people making music? Oops, did I step on toes by thinking that EVERYONE should be able to make ANY kind of music they want to? I honestly don’t know a lot about “afropunk,” and I think it’s VERY important to remember where each genre of music comes from, but restricting people to the types of music they can make based on ANYTHING aside from actual skill is fucking stupid.

Ugh, dude, stfu. This post isn’t about you if you don’t know what afro punk is.

For the record, it’s alternative or punk music created by and for black people. It’s not so much about a specific sound (people from death grips to Janelle monae to body count to bad brains to all sorts of other people can be described as afropunk) but rather a declaration that they are black (African diaspora) and stepping outside of socially accepted styles.

Mostly afropunk is a rejection of being told that black people only have one style or voice. Most afropunk musicians were ridiculed for not making traditional hip hop and rnb. They were mocked by white people for going to see rock bands. Ice T used to be made fun of for making metal. But now that there’s a huge fest and profitability white people wanna jump on that shit.

I’ve been a huge fan and supporter of afropunk for a long time but I can’t claim it because I’m not black.

White people can make any kind of music they want and be commercially acceptable but being like “AFRO punk is about me” is bullshit.

Alright, I did not know this. Thank you for educating me.

I do, however, have one problem with what you said… You said “This post isn’t about you,” well yeah, no fucking shit. You didn’t have to pay any attention to me, but you chose to, just as I did with this original ask. Tbh, I consider myself a hip-hop and metal head, and I do love rock. I respect the fact that both hip-hop and rock were originally black genres (I really don’t know that much about metal, I just love the music), but none-the-less people of other races came in and made their own music out of it… I see no fault with that.

Of course you see no problem with it, you’re ignorant. I said the post isn’t about you because you came into a post taking about shit you admittedly know nothing about. I don’t mean that in a “you’re stupid” way but in a very literal one.

It’s easy for white people to claim that the culture and art of a minority is “fair game” but it rarely works both ways.

I think we’re at a point where hip hop has already been so coopted by whites that it’s different and more complicated than afropunk because it (hip hop)isn’t (and hasn’t been since the beastie boys) exclusively black (and most rappers will lift up authentic white rappers while condemning the racist whites who try to mimic blacks like iggy azalea).

But you came on to a post that was about black people wishing that their culture wasn’t being used to sell white artists and even though you admittedly knew nothing about the situation or post you had to go and make it about your feeling hurt like someone put a fence up and told you to stay out and you couldn’t take it. You need to stop. It’s oppressive towards black people for you to step into their space and talk about what you think is important. You’re not wanted in the conversation.

I pointed this out to you because you reblogged this post from me and the OP doesn’t need to waste their time dealing with your ignorance. Next time you see a post about the pain of an oppressed people use Google to educate yourself and keep your assumptions to yourself.

I feel as though you misinterpret my original argument. Yes, I was ignorant to afropunk. Yes, I am still ignorant to a LOT of things. My original argument however, had little to nothing to do with “white people should be able to play whatever kind of music they want,” and more to do with “everyone should be able to play whatever kind of music they want,” the only problem being that the op’s example WAS white people.. In my original argument, I would have also argued that Asians should be able to make afropunk music, or middle eastern people, etc… However, now that you’ve educated me to what afropunk is, I can see how I was wrong. I still, however, think that all races should be able to make music from any genre… With the exception of genres that are meant to uphold a certain culture. For instance, if Asians, or people of African descent, or Latinos wanted to make country music (a genre of music DOMINATED by white males, which I assume to be originated by white males), I would have no problem with that what-so-ever (with the exception of my actual taste in the genre).

The other point I’d like to talk about is how you come across in your arguments. You may not care how you sound, but you make a better case when you do. Instead of insulting the person you want to educate, give them the base facts. If you had told me “Afropunk is a genre that is specifically focused on African culture,” I would have backed off there and admitted my ignorance, rather than comment on other things you said.

I also meant NO ill-will towards members of any race or other demographic… My simple thought was that anyone of any background should be able to make any type of music. However, now that I’m educated to what afropunk is, I will stand down.

novacanetrish said: You have pretty skin x

Thank you.


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