The European Copyright directive threatens online communication in Europe. On September 12th the European parliament takes the crucial vote which can still fix it. But the parliamentarians (MEPs) need to hear our voices.
Dear Antonio Tajani,
In 2014 I contributed to the Public Consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules.2
I publish music online, I write online, I publish Free Software, and I share links to news.
Last month I wrote to my representatives in JURI and asked them to preserve internet freedom. 15 of them nontheless voted to destroy online freedom. I cannot understand how they could vote for a system which will enforce the widespread establishment of technologies which can form the foundation for censorship which lets chinese censorship appear like a paradise of free speech.
Therefore I now beg you to accept the signatures from the petition against article 13.
Please let the voices of the European citizens be heard. Please help us preserve the Europe we love.
The best of wishes,
Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
The petition against Article 13, currently with over 654,000 signatures: https://www.change.org/p/european-parliament-stop-the-censorship-machinery-save-the-internet ↩
My answers to the public consultation on copyright in the EU: http://www.draketo.de/files/2014-03-04-eu-copyright-consultation-document_en-arne_babenhauserheide.pdf ↩
The following PDF and ODF contains my answers to the Public Consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules.
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To Why I Steal Movies… Even Ones I'm In by Peter Serafinowicz.
I think there’s a very simple reason why EMI remotely encumbers a channel: It’s a battle about control.
The battle about who will control where, when and how people can enjoy works of art.
That battle goes against the fans (who want to enjoy stuff and pay for it on their own terms) and the artists (who want people to enjoy their stuff and pay for it).
-> sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com in reply to "Creative Content in a European Digital Single Market: Challenges for the Future" as published by the european commission.
Thanks to Glynmoody for getting the word out!
Dear European Commission,
Summary: The goal of copyright is to get more money to more authors and more cultural works to more citizens.
The European Copyright directive threatens online communication in Europe.
But thanks to massive shared action earlier this year, the European parliament can still prevent the problems. For each of the articles there are proposals which fix them. The parliamentarians (MEPs) just have to vote for them. And since they are under massive pressure from large media companies, that went as far as defaming those who took action as fake people, the MEPs need to hear your voice to know that your are real.
If you care about the future of the Internet in the EU, please Call your MEPs.