The European Commission is thinking about certain aspects of copyright in their public consultation on online platforms. Your input can push them into the right direction.
Our tool is now closed. You can still fill in the full questionnaire on the site of the European Commission until 30 December 2015. Thanks for helping us #FixCopyright
|What's a European Commission Consultation?||Why should I care?||How should I respond?|
|A European Commission consultation is in fact a questionnaire. The idea is to find out what different actors in society think about a particular issue, in order to allow the Commission to evaluate the need to adopt new or change existing laws.||The internet challenges copyright as the chief means of regulating the creation, distribution and use of information. This Consultation offers a unique opportunity to let Europe know what you believe should be done to make copyright fit for purpose in the digital age.||It is crucial to have your voice heard in this process, so that citizensí interests are not forgotten. To help you, we have prepared an answering guide that highlights key questions and possible ideas to assist you in drafting your input. But donít forget: this should be YOUR contribution.|
|We believe||We support||We oppose|
|Copyright should strike a balance between the interests of the creator and public interest in access to knowledge, culture and education. This requires the adoption across the EU of balanced copyright laws that encourage community participation, facilitate economic growth and spur innovation.||Flexible copyright exceptions that enable innovation. Fair and proportionate liability for copyright infringement. Equitable access to information for educators, libraries, cultural institutions and the wider community. Fair and proportionate incentives for creators.||Copyright laws that distort the balance between the interests of rights holders and broader public interest in access to knowledge. The use of technological or contractual measures to unfairly restrict access to content.|