By EDRi

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Deutsch: [Finnland: Gesunder Menschenverstand im Urheberrecht | https://www.unwatched.org/EDRigram_11.8_Finnland_Gesunder_Menschenverstand_im_Urheberrecht?pk_campaign=edri&pk_kwd=20130424]

The Finnish campaign “Common Sense in Copyright Law” organized a
blackout day 23 April 2013 to market the citizens’ initiative, which
would strip the worst parts out of the Finnish copyright law and add
German-style fairness-requirement to the copyright contracts. More than
50 websites participated to the event, which was also widely published
in the Finnish media.

The initiative has to collect 50 000 signatures before 23 July to get
submitted to the Finnish parliament. It has currently 27 600 collected
signatures, which is 55% of the required names.

Finnish copyright initiative (only in Finnish)
https://www.kansalaisaloite.fi/fi/aloite/70

Finnish Websites Go Dark to Support a Fair Copyright Law (23.04.2013)
http://torrentfreak.com/finnish-websites-go-dark-to-support-copyright-reform-130423/

(Contribution by Ville Oksanen – EDRi member EFFi)