Legalized file sharing, shorter protection times for the commercial copyright monopoly, free sampling, and a ban on DRM. These are the main points of the proposal for copyright reform that the Pirate Party is advocating, and which the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament has adopted as its group position.
Together with Rick Falkvinge, the founder of the first Pirate Party, I have written a book that explains why this reform is both necessary and sustainable, and will benefit both citizens and artists.
Today we will launch the book in the European Parliament. If you are in the European Parliament in Brussels, please come to the coffee bar on level 3 in the ASP building and pick up your free copy between 12 and 14 today.
If you are not in Brussels, you can download the book for free, or order it as print-on-demand, from the site copyrightreform.eu.
This is a constructive alternative to the controversial ACTA agreement, and to the criminalization the the entire young generation. It is quite obvious that the current policy of ever harsher enforcement measures against ordinary file sharers just isn’t working.
Europe needs to set a new direction in copyright policy, and needs to do it urgently. But the good news is that we can.
Get your copy of the book, and find out why and how.
There is a better way.