Help Orphan works remain Orphan works. Contact your MEP.

Yes, here we go.
The European Parliament are deciding on what to do with orphan works. (wiki)
The copyrignt-industry wants to make money from it (as usual, even when they don't have the rights)

So please, write to your MEP and argue that Orphan Works must remain Orphan works.
Ask them, plead them, beg them if you have to, to go for Option 2.

As usual.
Copy and spread!

Niklas S.
The New Swedish Civil Rights Movement.

"The creation of a legal framework to facilitate the cross-border digitisation and dissemination of orphan works in the single market is also one of the key actions identified in the Digital Agenda for Europe which is part of the Europe 2020 Strategy.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the impact assessment analyses six options:


  • Option 1: do nothing,
  • Option 2: a statutory exception to copyright, <------ THIS IS WHAT WE ARE WOO'ING FOR!!!
  • Option 3: extended collective licensing,
  • Option 4: an orphan-specific licence granted by collecting societies,
  • Option 5: an orphan-specific licence granted by a public body, and
  • Option 6: the mutual recognition of national solutions regarding orphan works.


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Leaked web censorship plans. (copy and spread)

Got this in my mail.
Copy and spread!

"Leaked web censorship plans"


Yesterday, new plans for website censorship were leaked to digital rights campaigner James Firth. Yet again the leaked plans were written by copyright lobby groups, and had been presented to Culture Minister Ed Vaizey marked “confidential”.



The public weren’t meant to see these censorship plans. Copyright lobbyists want the minister to agree to “industry self-regulation”, where “experts” appointed by film, record and TV executives would decide what Internet sites would be banned in the UK.


With a fig leaf of judicial oversight, these sites would be banned without any hope of a trial or meaningful court procedure. Ask your MP to prevent these dangerous plans.


Last month, a report from the United Nations stated plainly that such website bans would risk severe impacts on our freedom of expression unless strictly controlled and approved by courts.


The same report condemned the UK for its plans to disconnect users for downloading copyright material. The author, Frank La Rue, said he was “alarmed” by the UK's Digital Economy Act and said we should repeal it as an infringement of our free expression.


Please tell your MP about these illegal plans


Please write to your MP to let them know that the UK is heading towards Internet censorship and breaches of fundamental rights. Let them know that plans are being drafted by entertainment lobbyists, who are trying to hide them from the public. Our free speech is in danger.

Thank you

Jim Killock, Executive Director


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The attempt to give ENISA Law-enforcement status gives me the creeps, but why?

Its this passage that makes my skin crawl.

"Out of several options the Commission chose to propose an expansion of the tasks of ENISA and to add law enforcement and data protection authorities as fully fledged members of its permanent stakeholders’ group. The new list of tasks does not include operational ones, but updates and reformulates the current tasks."

Is it because every time i read about "stakeholders" in terms of legistation, it means copyright-lobbyists of some sort?
Or is it that One More Agency gets the rights to use extraordinary means to look into our private lives?

I don't know, but it just gives me the creeps.
The same kind of creeps i got the first time i red about the "INDECT"-project.

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