December 12, 2016 · Document pools

Copyright reform: Document pool

The current European copyright system is broken. We need to repair it as soon as possible, in a way that respects the rights and values of European citizens and creators – not only those of intermediaries such as publishers, record companies or collecting societies!

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August 31, 2016 · Blogs

Towards a corporate copyright reform in the EU?

On 24 August, Statewatch leaked the draft Impact Assessment (IA) of the European Commission (EC) on the copyright reform. Impact Assessments are an essential part in the decision making process. They are where the EC analyses the different options available when considering a policy initiative. Ahead of the official presentation of the final IA in […]

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November 15, 2017 · Blogs | Information democracy | Data protection standards | Freedom of expression online

School of Rock(ing) Copyright 2017: (Re-)united to #fixcopyright!

In September and October 2017, EDRi, Communia and Wikimedia co-organised a series of copyright-related workshops: School of Rock(ing) Copyright. The goal of the workshops was to engage local activists, researchers and associations interested in copyright to create new spaces of action at the national and European Union (EU) level.

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February 25, 2015 · Blogs

UN report on copyright – is the EU really a beacon of human rights?

Copyright has seen a spectacular rise in importance, both politically and legally, in recent decades. The digitisation of cultural and scientific goods has led many rights holders to see strengthened copyright protection as the only means of ensuring the survival of the cultural industry. To a large extent the rights holders’ quest for more legal […]

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January 15, 2019 · Blogs | Campaigns | Information democracy | Freedom of expression online

Copyright Week 2019: Copyright as a tool of censorship

EDRi member Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Copyright Week is running again from 14 until 20 January 2019. We are participating in the action week with a series of blogposts.

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May 31, 2017 · Blogs

Romanian Parliament: EU Copyright reform does more harm than good

While the European Parliament is in the middle of its discussions about the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, similar discussions are taking place in a number of Member State parliaments. The results of these conversations will influence the position that Member States take in the discussions in […]

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January 24, 2018 · Blogs | Information democracy | Digital rights in trade agreements | Freedom of expression online

Romania: Culture Ministry rallies copyright lobbyists

On 17 January 2018, the Romanian Ministry of Culture organised a debate on the EU copyright reform proposal. With the room full with about fifty participants, three quarters were representing press publishers, record labels and collective management associations. It seemed almost like a full-fledged campaign meeting organised for and by traditional newspapers and rightsholders organisations […]

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March 15, 2019 · Blogs | Information democracy | Freedom of expression online

All you need to know about copyright and EDRi

The last vote on the Copyright Directive’s final text is set to take place on 26 March. Ahead of this crucial vote in the European Parliament plenary, here is some background on EDRi’s priorities around this topic.

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November 3, 2017 · Blogs | Information democracy | Data protection standards | Platform regulation

New Estonian Presidency “compromise” creates copyright chaos

Following the launch of the controversial proposed Copyright Directive in September 2016, the European Parliament and the Member States (gathered in the Council of the European Union) are now developing their positions. The Council is working under its Estonian Presidency, which has produced a new “compromise” proposal.  After the Estonian Presidency of the Council proposed […]

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July 30, 2008

Extension of the copyright term for performers and record producers

On 16 July 2008, disregarding the well substantiated findings and opinions of the Amsterdam Institute for Information Law, the Cambridge Study for the UK Government and the Bournemouth University statement signed by 50 leading academics in June 2008, the European Commission (EC) adopted an initiative proposing the extension of the copyright term for the recorded […]

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July 26, 2017 · Blogs

Copyright Directive discussed in Romania

On 23 June 2017, EDRi member Asociația pentru Tehnologie și Internet (ApTI) along with The National Association of Librarians and Public Libraries of Romania (ANBPR) and the Center for Independent Journalism (CJI) organised a meeting on the topic of the proposed EU Copyright Directive. Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Victor Negrescu took part in […]

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April 5, 2017 · Blogs

ENDitorial: Transparency and law-making on EU copyright – mutually exclusive?

Transparency should be a core principle for an open democracy. According to the European Union (EU) founding treaties, in order to have a democratic decision-making process, the EU institutions “shall maintain an open, transparent and regular dialogue with representative associations and civil society”. However, by following the legislative process on the copyright directive, one can […]

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