[A2k] Internet Freedom vs ACTA

Philippe Aigrain (perso Wanadoo) philippe.aigrain at wanadoo.fr
Fri Mar 16 07:13:04 PDT 2012


Dear Wladek,

Seems a good platform for an Internet-centred initiative, and I like a
lot the 5 concise statements. Each will need to be associated with
informative material.

A detail, in the patent chapter, my friend Gibus suggests to state:

- handling of patent cases within the European Court system
(so as to limit the bias introduced by specialized courts)

rather than:

- incorporation of any future specialised Patent Court into European
Court system.

Best,

Philippe

PS. I am humbled by the reference to the ideas of my book. Let me know
how I can help with your efforts. We owe a lot to the Polish movement.

Le 15/03/2012 22:09, Władysław Majewski a écrit :
> 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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>>
>>
>> --
>> Andrew Rens
>>
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