EU policy/Position mapping

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This page is inteded to be the gathering point for information about the positions of EU policy related actors in regard to the copyright reform process of 2013.

Copyright Reform[edit]

Parties[edit]

Greens[edit]

The Greens co-sponsored Christian Engström’s book (see Pirate Party)

Nutshell.svgIn a nutshell:

  • legalise noncommercial use as long as attributed (e.g. cc-by-nc)
  • no escalation of current copyright
  • weaken entertainment oligopolies and reform collection and redistribution systems
  • restrain DRM
  • copyright automatic for 5 years, then can be renewed for another 15

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Pirate Party[edit]

Nutshell.svgIn a nutshell:

  • no changes to the moral rights
  • free noncommercial use
  • five years of commercial exclusivity
  • free sampling — codified ”fair use”
  • ban DRM

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S&D[edit]

Copyright & the Internet: S&Ds want consumers and creative sector on the same side.

Nutshell.svgIn a nutshell:

  • balance between consumers and creatives (very fuzzy)
  • criticize lack of common internal market


Alde[edit]

see Schaake

EPP[edit]

see Gallo

People[edit]

Neelie Kroes[edit]

Nutshell.svgIn a nutshell:

  • no extra “punishments”
  • authors/creators income too low (partly because of current copyright)
  • new business models required
  • no nationally limited licensing
  • copyright must fit society and not vice-versa

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Marielle Gallo[edit]

Nutshell.svgIn a nutshell:

  • no new exceptions
  • less market fragmentation/digital single market
  • more transparency in collecting societies
  • easier licensing

source

Marietje Schaake[edit]

Nutshell.svgIn a nutshell:

  • harmonised European system indispensable
  • easier access to culture and knowledge
  • generally supports the Commission for now

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Evelyn Regner[edit]

Nutshell.svgIn a nutshell:

  • was against ACTA
  • is for net neutrality
  • copyright stance: stronger rights for creators vis-à-vis collecting societies

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Pressure Groups and NGOs[edit]

La Quadrature Du Net[edit]

Nutshell.svgIn a nutshell:

  • net/technology neutrality
  • legalise noncommercial use
  • abandon DRM
  • new collection and distribution systems
  • new business models to distribute copyright material legally online
  • shorter copyright

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Authors' Associations[edit]

Collecting societies[edit]

Creative Commons[edit]

Industry Actors[edit]

RTL Group[edit]

Nutshell.svgIn a nutshell:

  • copyright is creativity
  • rights holders need to be suitably rewarded
  • broadcasters provide lion's share of artists income

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Data Protection Reform[edit]

Political Parties[edit]

People[edit]

NGOs[edit]

Governments[edit]

UK[edit]

UK government position on the data protection reform proposals

Ireland[edit]

Irish presidency press release

Nutshell.svgIn a nutshell:

  • The Irish presidency would like to bring the process forward.
  • Data protection is seen mainly as an instrument to foster economic growth.

Industry Actors[edit]

La Quadrature du Net has started a Wiki page trying to gather and summarise the positions published by the industry lobbyist on data protection. To avoid doulbe work and pointless repetitive copy-and-pasting we should work on their page when it comes to this seciton: LQDN Wiki - Lobbies on dataprotection