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I used to make robots learn language, make computers understand what gamers say and make video games. I worry about what people mean when they say "I", why machines think inflexibly compared to humans and whether we talk by thinking about what we could do. Now I try to help dA make sense of its enormous amounts of data and play boardgames.


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sallen623 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Attention, attention! This is a very important message. Read thoroughly!

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has just been published, and it is going to substantially threaten DeviantArt's life and future. This deal is dangerous for DeviantArt because of its intellectual property enforcement chapter, whose provisions could destroy this site's mission, which is to "[create] the cultural context for how [art] is created, discovered, and shared," and "to exhibit, promote, and share their works with an enthusiastic, art-centric community." On a larger scale, the TPP would also destroy the careers of nearly every artist who posts works on this site.
The TPP's intellectual property chapter includes provisions that could censor the Internet, endanger online privacy, impose draconian copyright standards, abolish freedom of expression, criminalize whistleblowing, and rob the public domain. Internet service providers could be held liable for hosting copyright infringement, and they could also be forced to become private copyright enforcers, forced to take down, filter, and block content with only a private notice from the copyright holder. So, under the TPP's provisions, DeviantArt could be shut down and its users and staff could be treated like criminals.
The TPP would push for the widespread use of Digital Rights Management software, or DRM, to prevent consumers from tinkering with devices or content for purposes that corporations fear will infringe their copyrights and patents. Consumers could be prevented from unlocking their mobile phones to change telecom carriers, and prevent documentary filmmakers and other artists from breaking encryption on DVDs or sampling online streaming videos, where legal threats could be faced even if the video is created legally. People with visual or reading disabilities could be prevented from changing the formats of books and movies to make them more accessible. Not only unauthorized content, but also unauthorized software, could be blocked under the TPP's digital locks provisions. There is NO EVIDENCE that DRM does much to combat copyright infringement or protect consumers from viruses. All DRM does is suppress companies that promote innovation, criminalize sharing, and hinder and break the Internet and new technologies.

This is an emergency. You need to take action before this extreme pact can be implemented. And if the TPP is implemented, our right to share, modify, and experiment with content and technology could be faced with overly severe restrictions. As such, this site could be brought to its end, once and for all.

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BaileyBushes Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there random deviantartist! I just want to offer you something... a hug. Glomp! Hug Huggle! Tight Hug
You deserve it! Forget all those pansy chains that say you need (insert
number) of hugs to be truly loved, all you need is ONE person to show 
their appreciation for you to know that you are beautiful and of amazing
worth! I just want you to know that no matter what, you are important 
to me, you deserve a smile on your face, and happiness in your heart. 
Have a very, very splendid day/night wherever you are!
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EveSoderlundOfficial Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Student
Hello! I just wanted to wish you a very Happy Halloween! :pumpkin:
Ehsartem Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
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Kathryn-Walt Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Thanks for :+fav:ing that journal I wrote! I'm glad you appreciated it. :)
Cronos-Stef Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favs! :D
It's even more special to see that you're part of dA staff.
The least I can do in return is giving you a Llama badge.
Have a great day! :D
pgorniak Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
No problem - I like tinkering with custom boardgame storage solutions and am always interested in others' ideas.
Nebulasoup Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey Peter! Hope you're doing well. Thanks for the +favs! :D
LJEKC Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Thank you for the watch :) Handshake 
raincoastchris Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
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