Copyfails: Time to #fixcopyright!

(Originally published at the EDRi website as part of our campaign to reform EU copyright)

By Diego Naranjo

We believe that new technologies bring new ways to access culture – they are not a threat for creators. We believe that the legitimacy crisis of the current EU copyright regime is created by the system itself. We believe there’s a need for a modernised copyright regime which takes into consideration the needs of all parts of society, including creators.

Europe needs a more profound reform of the EU copyright regime than the one that the European Commission has announced. To illustrate this, we have identified nine copyfails – crucial failures of the current EU system. You can read the first blogpost of our “copyfails” series, presenting the copyfail #1 here.

The European Commission has set in its agenda reforming copyright as one of the foundations to build the Digital Single Market. However, the Communication published at the end of 2015 did not meet the expectations of the announced “more modern, more European” copyright. On the contrary, the Commission apparently only wants to paper over the serious cracks in the wobbling structure of EU copyright legislation rather than addressing the real problems.

copyfails

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COPYFAILS:
Copyfail #1
Copyfail #2
Copyfail #3
Copyfail #4
Copyfail #5
Copyfail #6

Read more:
Copyright reform: Restoring the facade of a decrepit building (16.12.2015)
https://edri.org/copyright-reform-restoring-the-facadeof-a-decrepit-building/

Are you a terrorist? PechaKucha Brussels 2016 on PNR and profiling

Last January my colleague from EDRi Maryant Fernández and I participated in a Pecha Kucha event with the occassion of the CPDP Conference. In a Pecha Kucha event speakers need to do a presentation based on 20 images, using 20 seconds for each of them. Since the conference is focused on data protection and privacy, we decided to do ours about anti-terrorism laws and the use of profiling techniques, including profiling.

Intervention at the roundtable: Why the EU needs Knowledge Commons – 1 June 2016

I intervened on 1 June 2016 in an event hosted by Isabella Adinolfi in cooperation with Commons Network, titled: Roundtable: Why the EU needs Knowledge Commons.

“In late 2015 the Commons Network published the paper: The EU and the Commons: A Commons Approach to European Knowledge Policy.  It outlines the compelling logic, benefits and ethics of a commons approach to knowledge, with an emphasis on how that could improve policy in certain areas such as health, the environment, science and culture, and the Internet.” (Source: http://commonsnetwork.eu/roundtable-why-the-eu-needs-knowledge-commons/)

My intervention starts around 48:10 and is about copyright reform in the EU: