[A2k] Internet Freedom vs ACTA

Władysław Majewski wladek.majewski at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 14:09:06 PDT 2012


Last week I (on behalf of Internet Society Poland and wider Polish
Anti-ACTA movement) talked to European Green Party leadership about an
idea of European Citizen Initiative for:

1. implementing ideas of Washington Declaration in Europe
2. reversing the elongation of copyright duration (50 years from first
publication is more than enough!)
3. legal safety for all citizens involved in non-commercial
participation in culture. This point goes along first two LQN ideas
mentioned by Philippe:
 - 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,
- a positive recognition of non-market sharing of digital works
between individuals
4. implementation of sustainability model for culture based on ideas
formulated by Philippe Aigrain in his book
5. Stop software patents! That means:
- Inclusion of European Patent Convention into law system of European Union
- Clarification of art. 52 of EPC
- incorporation of European Patent Office into European Union
institutional system
- incorporation of any future specialised Patent Court into European
Court system.

Does it sound clear enough to attract several millions signatures in
most EC member states?

Wladek


2012/3/15 Andrew Rens <andrewrens at gmail.com>:
> Thanks Kim and Philippe
>
> That is very useful.
>
> What are the most promising arena's where these efforts could be pursued?
>
> Andrew
>
>
> 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
>> ECJ
>> > scrutiny?
>> >
>> > thanks
>> >
>>
>>
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