Stand Up for Copyright in the Digital Age

Good news: because of your calls, the European Parliament voted against the proposals that would’ve dealt a hammer blow to the open internet. We’re picking the fight back up in September when the proposals are re-drafted, and you can subscribe to our newsletter to get updated on the next steps. We hope we can count on your support again then. Thank you!

How will this impact me?

Technologist

The proposal would make sharing and accessing news online more difficult. It would force most online platforms to monitor all content you post — like YouTube videos, Facebook comments, and DeviantArt submissions. (Learn more)

Creator / Innovator

Everyone in Europe should have the right to remix, create parodies, and share their ideas online — all the forms of expression that make the internet wonderful. The current proposal doesn’t include an exception for everyday user generated content. (Learn more)

Scientist / Librarian

The proposal only allows scientific research institutions to mine text and datasets, but we think more people — like librarians, journalists, and independent scientists — should be able to access the information they need to discover innovative solutions for Europe. (Learn more)