Years ago, furries kept their interests on the down low to avoid ridicule and harassment from society. The fandom is slowly becoming more mainstream, and with that comes media coverage and big corporations looking to cash in on an untapped market. Could all this attention actually be bad for us? And how can we keep our community safe from exploitation and censorship?

One of the topics I discuss in my video is corporations using patents to keep techniques out of the hands of hobbyists and small independent creators. This is already happening, with Disney patenting a method of seeing from inside a character costume. I had heard of a few fursuit makers who were planning to try similar techniques - they better hurry up!

Show thread

@shetani Kinda thinking that patent reform and keeping furry weird are two separate things that just happen to be intersectional in this case.

· · Web · 0 · 0 · 0
Sign in to participate in the conversation

This instance is focused around the furry community, and is open to anyone interested in it. It's open to all fluffies and scalies ! ⚠️ We do not accept any form of sponsored content on our site. If you like meow, consider donating something via paypal or Liberapay