Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fuck You, Google

16 hours ago, I received this from Google:

"Dear Blogger User,

We're writing to tell you about an upcoming change to the Blogger Content Policy that may affect your account.

In the coming weeks, we'll no longer allow blogs that contain sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video. We'll still allow nudity presented in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts, or where there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action on the content.

The new policy will go into effect on the 23rd of March 2015. After this policy goes into effect, Google will restrict access to any blog identified as being in violation of our revised policy. No content will be deleted, but only blog authors and those with whom they have expressly shared the blog will be able to see the content we've made private.

Our records indicate that your account may be affected by this policy change. Please refrain from creating new content that would violate this policy. Also, we ask that you make any necessary changes to your existing blog to comply as soon as possible, so that you won't experience any interruptions in service. You may also choose to create an archive of your content via Google Takeout (https://www.google.com/settings/takeout/custom/blogger).

For more information, please read here (https://support.google.com/blogger?p=policy_update).

The Blogger Team

(c) 2015 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043"

FUCK YOU, GOOGLE. This is what happens when we're not looking--or looking closely. This is what happens when we think corporations like Google aren't evil. How are they going to decide the line between artistic representations of nudes and "graphic nude images"? Pornography is not illegal; this is just Google being the fucking kind of bullshit company they pretend NOT to be.

Well, now that Google has gone fucktarded, I'm going to have to find somewhere else to post my artwork. I've asked Telemachus if I can post my work there. Alternatively, I might just go ahead and start a website with a host that is porn-friendly.


Robert said...

shit no doubt.
i really like your artwork.

please let your fans know if you have a new website.

bettekate said...

What Robert said. Your artwork is great, please let us know where you relocate to, I'm a huge fan. And yeah, you are absolutely right, corporate America is truly Big Brother. Thanks for all your great efforts!

DinosaurPrince said...

I'm going with a host and using a wordpress based script to import my blog over. Well said post, by the way. Thanks for giving us a fucking month Google. Please keep us informed about where you go.

POTE said...

My friend, this is completely absurd! I hope they do not do it! Certainly, if this is the idea, my blog will eventually also leaving the air!
Please do not give up! I love your drawings and I assure you, they are excellent!
Supportive hugs!

Kalabro said...

Well, I've got a Tumblr--for as long as *that* lasts.

superman said...

Please do let us know where you end up being hosted, I'd hate to miss out on your wonderful artwork.

POTE said...

My friend, SEE WHAT posted IN MY BLOG.
I suggest making the pathetic and embarrassing censorship of all images to embarrass Google!
I used the image you posted!
Here's how I did in my blog:

Do not you think this can help?
With these stripes of censure our blogs are no longer porn !!!
Ridiculous, but may annoy Google and help you understand the absurdity of this new policy!


Loran said...

That's who are the creators of this horrible censorship


Jotto said...

FUCK Google indeed! I (and I'm sure many others) will follow you anywhere!

hotcha said...

that stinks. what was nice about blogger was the commenting feature. tumblr doesnt offer that.
will be following you closely wherever you transition. send me an email or something when you figure out where you'll go and i'll can put a link up on my site or somethin.
going with your own site will probably be the best bet. there are still options like Y!Gallery and Pixiv that have something of an active art community where you can discuss your works, but you would still be subject to their rules/guidelines.

Kalabro said...

seriously. I've given serious thought to just paying for my own site. I thought about hosting on someone else's site, but they have guidelines and shit. I simply don't know if I want to be bothered with worrying about someone else's guidelines.

hotcha said...

thats very understandable. their only big benefit is the existing userbase if you enjoy getting feedback on your stuff. you can always opt for both and see which you like more. post a bit on each then see which you take to more.

rippedup said...

I saw a recent notice that Google has backed off their stance and will permits sites like this to continue? is that true? How goes the search for an alternative.? I agree with Hotcha, tumblr is OK , but feedback is important.

Have you looked at http://www.pixiv.net ? the site would not be exclusivly yours though

godofredo said...

Google es propiedad de un sionista , él vela porque la moral sea " elevada " , no permite que las fotos de los decapitados con cuchillitos ( muerte horrenda ) se pongan en internet porque sabemos que los decapitadores son amiguitos de Google , ésa es la extraña forma de moral de los sionistas , ellos pueden mutilar niños , destripar en vida , etc eso está bien porque les gusta a los amiguitos de Google , pero un dibujo sin esos horrores es muy inmoral según estos inquisidores de doble cara