Filed under book | Tags: · acta, copyright, drm, eu, filesharing, free speech, information society, piracy, pirate party, politics, sampling
Legalized file sharing, shorter protection times for the commercial copyright monopoly, free sampling and a ban on DRM.
These are the main points of the proposal for copyright reform that the Pirate Party is advocating and which the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament adopted as its group position in September 2011.
This is a constructive alternative to the controversial ACTA agreement and to the criminalization of the entire generation of youths. This booklet explains why such a reform is both necessary and sustainable and will benefit both citizens and artists.
Published by Pirate MEP Christian Engström with support from the Greens/EFA-group in the European Parliament, 17 April 2012
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Filed under handout | Tags: · book, drm, e-book, freedom, privacy
“In an age where business dominates our governments and writes our laws, every technological advance offers business an opportunity to impose new restrictions on the public. Technologies that could have empowered us are used to chain us instead.”
Published in June 2011
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