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Europäische Presseverlage gegen europäisches Leistungsschutzrecht  Am 7. Dezember 2015 - 7:34 Uhr von Tom Hirche

Einige Open Letter haben die Europäische Kommission erreicht, während diese gerade ihre öffentliche Konsultation bzgl. der Rolle von Online-Plattformen durchführt. Der aktuellste Brief kommt von einer Gruppe verschiedener europäischer Verlage, die sich gegen ein Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger aussprechen.

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New open letter representing a broad spectrum of stakeholders   Am 4. Dezember 2017 - 13:37 Uhr von Tom Hirche

Together with over 80 other organizations, we have co-signed an open letter to the Ministers attending the Competitiveness Council and the EU institutions last week to once again warn them of causing severe damage.

The signees represent human and digital rights activists, media freedom promoters, publishers, journalists, libraries, scientific and research institutions, educational institutions including universities, creator representatives, consumers, software developers, start-ups, technology businesses and Internet service providers.

We know that this is not the first open letter related to the proposed copyright directive and that all arguments have already been shared. For this reason, this new open letter has been limited to a single and strong sentence:

"We write to you to share our respectful but serious concerns that discussions in the Council and European Commission on the Copyright Directive are on the verge of causing irreparable damage to our fundamental rights and freedoms, our economy and competitiveness, our education and research, our innovation and competition, our creativity and our culture."

 The letter than refers to 29 (!) previous letters and analyzes sent by stakeholders and experts warning against the negative impacts of certain proposals (like the link tax in Article 11) and explaining why in more detail.

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Stop the censorship machine!   Am 13. März 2017 - 17:38 Uhr von Tom Hirche

Besides the introduction of an ancillary copyright for press publishers a.k.a. the link tax, the European Commission also wants internet platforms to apply automated upload filtering technologies to all of their user's content. Together with 27 other civil society organisations, we have signed an open letter addressed to the European Institutions and urge them to delete this proposal. Weiter

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Leading European copyright scholars fundamentally criticise the ancillary copyright   Am 23. Februar 2017 - 17:32 Uhr von Till Kreutzer

As of today, a broad coalition of European copyright scholars wrote an open letter to the European Parliament and the Council of the EU. It openly opposes Art. 11 (ancillary copyright) and 13 (mandatory content filtering). The letter’s first signatories consist of a number of the leading academic experts on copyright. They represent some of the most respected research centres in Europe that deal with copyright research from legal, economical and other perspectives. Weiter

Innovators and publishers against ancillary copyright   Am 10. Juni 2016 - 10:39 Uhr von Tom Hirche

There are two new websites (links below) regarding the creation of a new ancillary or neighbouring right for (press) publishers in the EU answering all the relevant questions digital entrepreneurs, startups and publishers might have. The aim is to inform these groups what a negativ impact such a right would have on them and their business. Also provided are two open letters you can sign to sperak out against these rights. The sites are available in English, French, Polish, German, Italian and Spanish. Check them out and spread the word!

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Open letter to EU Commission   Am 8. April 2016 - 13:26 Uhr von Tom Hirche

As a partner of a great coalition we have signed an open letter to members of the European Commission responsible for the digital single market. We demand "an ambitious reform that is fit for purpose in the digital environment and that upholds and strengthens fundamental principles such as the limitation of intermediaries’ liability, rights of citizens to freedom of communication and access to knowledge." Weiter

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MEPs sign Open Letter to Commission   Am 18. Dezember 2015 - 11:11 Uhr von Tom Hirche

A cross-party coalition formed by over 80 MEPs has written an Open Letter to President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, to European Commissioner for Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip as well as to European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Günther Oettinger. They are "deeply concerned about the Commission's Communication 'Towards a modern, more European copyright framework'". Weiter

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European publishers against European AC   Am 7. Dezember 2015 - 8:31 Uhr von Tom Hirche

Several Open Letters have reached the EU Commissioners while they conduct their public consultation on the role of online platforms. The most recent originates from a group of various European publishers who speak out against an ancillary copyright for press publishers. Weiter

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Europäische Presseverlage gegen europäisches Leistungsschutzrecht   Am 7. Dezember 2015 - 7:33 Uhr von Tom Hirche

Einige Open Letter haben die Europäische Kommission erreicht, während diese gerade ihre öffentliche Konsultation bzgl. der Rolle von Online-Plattformen durchführt. Der aktuellste Brief kommt von einer Gruppe verschiedener europäischer Verlage, die sich gegen ein Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger aussprechen. Weiter

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Open Letter to EC and EP (UPDATE)   Am 25. November 2015 - 18:41 Uhr von Tom Hirche

As part of a large coalition we have co-signed two open letters addressed to the European Commission as well as the European Parliament informing them about our concerns regarding the Commission's approach on copyright affairs. Weiter