May 5, 2010

EDRi and partners launch copyright declaration

EDRi, as part of a broad based coalition of European groups, representing consumers, creators, libraries, civil society and technology companies today released Copyright for Creativity, a declaration calling for a European copyright law truly adapted to the Internet age. Copyright for Creativity calls for a copyright regime fostering digital creativity, innovation, education, and access to […]

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October 8, 2014 · Blogs

Finland: Complaints about the copyright law drafting procedure

An update to the copyright law is being prepared in the Copyright Commission of the Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland. To affect the outcome of the preparations, and help correcting excessive interpretations of the current copyright laws, a citizens’ initiative “Common Sense For Copyright” was launched by the Open Ministry, a non-profit organisation […]

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March 11, 2015 · Blogs

ENDitorial: Spanish rightsholders lobby against copyright reform

Among the very energetic but narrow group of critics attacking the European Parliament’s draft report on the implementation of the Information Society Directive (2014/2256(INI)), the Spanish collecting society SGAE has been one of the most vociferous. In a position paper sent to Parliamentarians, SGAE declares “inadmissible” the mere idea of debating copyright reform and makes […]

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June 3, 2015 · Blogs

ENDitorial: From copywrong to copyright?

“I’ve got two 12-year-old criminals in my kitchen and that can’t be right” (Jonathan Worth, professional photographer) The first round of debates surrounding the copyright reform in the European Parliament are reaching their last stages. Pavel Svoboda’s report on Intellectual Property Right (IPR) enforcement was published on 19 May. The report contains a mixture of […]

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February 28, 2017 · Blogs

A positive step forward against the “censorship machine” in the Copyright Directive

On 24 February 2017 the Rapporteur of the European Parliament (EP) Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), Catherine Stihler MEP, published her draft Opinion on the Copyright Directive. The Opinion sends a strong message against the most extremist parts of the European Commission’s proposal: the “censorship machine” (aka upload filter) proposal in Article […]

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January 29, 2019 · Open letters | Information democracy | Freedom of expression online

Copyright: Open Letter calling for the deletion of Articles 11 and 13

On 29 January 2019, EDRi, along with a large stakeholder coalition consisting of 87 organisations, sent a letter to the Council’s Working Party on Intellectual Property, European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip and the European Parliament trilogue negotiators to ask for a deletion of the controversial Articles 11 and 13 in the Copyright Directive proposal. The […]

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October 18, 2019 · Blogs | Information democracy | Equal access to the internet | Freedom of expression online

EU copyright dialogues: The next battleground to prevent upload filters

On 15 October, the European Commission held the first of the stakeholder dialogues, mandated by Article 17 of the EU copyright Directive, inviting 65 organisations to help map current practices, and opening the door for deeper collaboration in the future.

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November 17, 2010

Kroes wants copyright as a building block, not a stumbling block

This article is also available in: Deutsch: [Kroes will Urheberrecht als Baustein, nicht als Stolperstein |] During the Avignon Forum for the international meetings of culture, economy and media that took place on 5 November 2010, Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, expressed her very strong conviction that copyright regulations had […]

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February 11, 2015 · Blogs

Copyright Reform: Responses to Draft Report and what comes next

This article is also available in: Deutsch: EU-Urheberrechtsreform: Antwort auf den Berichtsentwurf The draft European Parliament report on the InfoSoc Directive, sometimes also called the Copyright Directive, has generated an enormous wave of responses. It was presented by the Member of the Parliament (MEP) responsible for leading the file, Julia Reda, to the Committee on […]

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September 2, 2015 · Blogs

The School of Rock(ing) EU Copyright

For the first time in nearly a generation, the EU will update its copyright framework. This is a unique opportunity to reform and modernise Europe’s creaking, outdated, ill-adapted rules. Activists interested in taking up on this opportunity will get a crash course in effective copyright activism at a workshop in Warsaw on 5-6 November. To […]

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November 18, 2015 · Blogs

The School of Rock(ing) EU Copyright: United to #fixcopyright

As part of our ongoing work on the copyright reform, EDRi in cooperation with Centrum Cyfrowe, Communia and Wikimedia, organised the School of Rock(ing) EU Copyright in Warsaw on 5-6 November. The date and location of the event were chosen taking advantage of the Copycamp event on 4 November, which gathers hundreds of copyright experts […]

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September 11, 2018 · Blogs | Information democracy | Freedom of expression online | Platform regulation

Deconstructing an MEP’s support for the Copyright Directive

After the European Parliament voted against the negotiating mandate for the Copyright Directive, the assistant of a Member of the European Parliament,one of its supporters, wrote to a voter to explain why she supports the proposal.

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