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Robocopyright

Robocopyright is a song by Dan Bull and remixed by Grandayy. It was made as a protest against Article 13.

The music video was edited by Dylan Locke, and also features European YouTubers PewDiePie, Roomie and Jacksepticeye.

Lyrics

It's difficult to picture some enemies
Unless we give them an identity
The newest entity we've got to fight
Is Article 13
I call it Robocopyright

I've been doing music on the net
For two flipping decades
Even before YouTube
On a GeoCities webpage
And every time I see the regulations get changed
It's harder for creatives to make it
So yes I'm enraged
Look at my track record
I put a lot of time
Into coming up with tracks, records
And dropping rhymes
On the fight to democratise copyright
To shine a spotlight
On Anonymous and Occupy
I took a bit of my time off
To rap about games
But now I'm back
And I'm not backing out again
Passing out castigations
And patting down your claim
No matter how you obfuscate
Your rationale's insane
Maybe you'll get the picture
When I smack you out of the frame
Because I don't want to see the internet
Blacking out for shame
But that's what happening now
Yet again
A threatening mechanism
Checking on everything you say

All hail Robocopyright
Our great leader (Freedom)
I'd rather my router
Wasn't changed to a rate meter
All hail Robocopyright
Our great leader (Freedom)
All hail Robocopyright
Our great leader

MEP's have voted
And I don't like their decision
I'd diagnose it as a nightmare condition
Of quite a rare position
Where we can't upload
Any kind of copyrighted clip
Without their permission
Now it seems pretty good
If you just look at the surface
But peep under the hood
The engine isn't fit for purpose
And if we still don't trust AI in Teslas yet
Then pray why
Would we let it suppress the net?
And lest we forget
SOPA and ACTA
The digital economy act
And every tactic
The copyright lobbyists
Lob at us hobbyists
The obfuscating confidence tricks
Are pretty obvious
They make it sound like
It's benefitting small creators
To make them all successful
Ever more for all the ages
But look at labels
And the way they've always treated artists
If you can't see they won't change
You need new glasses
It isn't about creative control
Nah
It's about controlling creatives
For cold cash
They want money for old rope
It's old hat
It's an old trope
Anybody could have told that
We're surrounded by constant IP
Imagine real life with Content ID
A conglomorate deciding what your eyes see
When there's nothing else left
They'll copyright me

(Freedom)
Why bother with a doctor?
You've got a faith healer (Freedom)
Acting like a god
But you're a lay preacher (Freedom)
Hey Jesus
Save me
'Cause I don't need a gate keeper (Freedom)
'Til I'm at the heavenly gates
And meeting St Peter

All hail Robocopyright
Our great leader (Freedom)
You're never gonna drain the swamp
If you wade deeper
All hail Robocopyright
Our great leader (Freedom)
All hail Robocopyright
Our great leader

Do you trust the judgment of an algorithm?
To look at everything you touch
And make a sound decision?
To value satire or parody
And tell the difference?
Or controlled by copyright trolls
We know they're well malicious
It's already tough enough
To make a parody
And some of us have given up
Because of copyright brutality
Cash grabbing companies
Take money for morality
Knowing full well
They're falsifying the legality
And if it wasn't bad enough already
With net neutrality
They've done it again
It's the definition of insanity
How can we trust a robot
To know what's permissible
That only sees the content
But context's invisible
It's risible
Derisible
Befitting of our ridicule
At least it would
If the reality wasn't so miserable
Every single picture you submit
Will be conditional
Article 11's even restricting
What is clickable
It's vulnerable to abuse
Commercial and political
Like unelected politicians
Slipping us rohypnol
So if you all care about it
Make people aware about it
Get on the phone
Get on the web
Get on the air
And shout it!

All hail Robocopyright
Our great leader (Freedom)
Cutting off the trailers
So you can't see the main feature
All hail Robocopyright
Our great leader (Freedom)
All hail Robocopyright
Our great leader

It's difficult to picture some enemies
Unless we give them an identity
The newest entity we've got to fight
Is Article 13
I call it Robocopyright
It's difficult to picture some enemies
Unless we give them an identity
The newest entity we've got to fight
Is Article 13
I call it Robocopyright

Outro (PewDiePie):
All hail Robocopyright
All hail Robocopyright

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