[A2k] Internet Freedom vs ACTA

Andrew Rens andrewrens at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 12:01:19 PDT 2012

Thanks Kim and Philippe

That is very useful.

What are the most promising arena's where these efforts could be pursued?


On 15 March 2012 12:52, Philippe Aigrain (perso Wanadoo) <
philippe.aigrain at wanadoo.fr> wrote:

> Dear Andrew,
> There is a general feeling within digital activism and Internet freedoms
> advocacy groups that -without releasing our pressure on the rejection of
> ACTA- the time is ripe for staging campaigns for major campaigns towards
> a significant copyright reform and a recognition of Internet-related
> rights.
> La Quadrature du Net's view is that the key is to push for:
> 1- a clear delineation of non-market practices of individuals in the
> digital sphere and a complete exclusion of these practices from any
> policy enforcement agenda,
> 2- a positive recognition of non-market sharing of digital works between
> individuals,
> 3- the development of policy for the sustainability of creative and
> expressive activity in the digital sphere, as to enable a many-to-all
> sharing-compatible cultural economy. Such policy has 2 main pillars:
> competition in markets and resource pooling for financing of a greater
> number of contributors.
> There are many tactical moves that are suggested to go in these
> directions: a return to the first sale doctrine for non-commercial
> activities in the digital sphere, the creation of a new exception for
> non-market sharing between individuals, voluntary schemes complemented
> by law such as extended collectives licenses and ciompulsory management
> of rights, etc.
> Other groups may have more specialized agenda, based on making copyright
> obtainable only through registration, or leaving a choice between
> various forms of copyright, possibly with a default one that authorizes
> non-market sharing.
> Best,
> Philippe Aigrain
> http://paigrain.debatpublic.net
> http://laquadrature.net
> http://www.sharing-thebook.com
> Le 15/03/2012 17:07, Andrew Rens a écrit :
> > Hi
> >
> > I'd like to hear from people on the list whether there are positive
> > Internet Freedom initiatives both globally and in Europe which could
> > function as a counter to ACTA, especially if its ratification is delayed
> in
> > Europe pending one or more ECJ opinions.
> >
> > I am interested in hearing about all kinds of norm setting, from
> > declarations to EU Directives, obviously the stronger the legal force of
> > the norm the better.
> >
> > Is there any effort to channel opposition to ACTA into positive measures
> > that render one or more of its provisions nugatory even if it survives
> > scrutiny?
> >
> > thanks
> >
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