Datalove for Copyright-Reform: USB-Sticks for Politicians

Tolle Idee der Aktivisten von La Quadrature du Net, die Mitgliedern des EU-Parlaments persönlich USB-Sticks vorbeibringen, auf dem sich jede Menge Bücher (u.a. Doctorow, Lessig, The Wealth of Networks oder auch Nina Paleys „Mimi & Eunice’s Intellectual Pooperty“), Musik (Danger Mouse’ Grey Album und drei Alben von Girl Talk) und Filme (Everything Is a Remix, RIP – A Remix Manifesto, Star Wars Uncut, Steal This Film) befinden, neben Vorschlägen zu einer Reform des Urheberrechts. Ich schätze mal, 75% des Contents des Sticks waren hier auf NC bereits Thema, oft mehrfach, und nicht zuletzt deshalb: Ganz, ganz, ganz großartig!

To raise elected representatives’ awareness, citizens from all over the world crowd-funded “datalove USB drives” loaded with proposals for a copyright reform and a magnificent library of music, movies and books explaining the problems with the current copyright regime and the urgent need to fix it. The USB drives are currently being distributed to Members of the European Parliament.

“Our culture, built online, is based on the sharing, the remixing and the copy-pasting of cultural works. These practices, inseparable from free speech and democratic participation, must be encouraged by law instead of being fought against. Today’s copyright regime differs dangerously from the social and technological realities we live in, at the expense of our fundamental freedoms. It must be reformed. Citizens must urge their representatives to work on these issues” declared Jérémie Zimmermann, co-founder and spokesperson of the citizen organisation La Quadrature du Net.

Datalove USBs calling for Copyright Reform for each Member of the EU Parliament (via Netzpolitik)