Secret negotiations, empty promises: Copyright policymaking needs sunlight for better outcomes

We’re taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what’s at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. Today’s … Read More “Secret negotiations, empty promises: Copyright policymaking needs sunlight for better outcomes”

5 Awesome Organisations Working to Protect and Expand the Public Domain

We’re taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what’s at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. Today’s … Read More “5 Awesome Organisations Working to Protect and Expand the Public Domain”

The battle for the net continues after FCC erases net neutrality rules

An open internet is crucial for all creators, thinkers, and makers on the web As expected, yesterday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted along party lines to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order that ensured net neutrality in the United States. Without net neutrality, broadband providers like Comcast and Verizon will have free reign to … Read More “The battle for the net continues after FCC erases net neutrality rules”

Trade negotiators: follow these rules to protect creativity, access to knowledge, users’ rights

Today over 70 international copyright experts released the Washington Principles on Copyright Balance in Trade Agreements. The document, endorsed by Creative Commons, urges trade negotiators “to support policies like fair use, safe harbor provisions, and other exceptions and limitations that permit and encourage access to knowledge, flourishing creativity, and innovation.” The principles were collaboratively drafted … Read More “Trade negotiators: follow these rules to protect creativity, access to knowledge, users’ rights”

Create Refresh Campaign: Stop the EU Copyright Censorship Machine

The Create Refresh campaign is a new project to highlight the concerns of creators regarding the EU’s proposed changes to copyright law. Supporting organisations include Creative Commons, Kennisland, La Quadrature du Net, and others. Create Refresh is “calling on creators to be part of a movement to defend their right to create. [The] ultimate aim … Read MoreCreate Refresh Campaign: Stop the EU Copyright Censorship Machine”