Europeans: tell the EU Parliament to make a modern copyright, fit for the internet age

Timothy from Creative Commons writes, "The purpose of copyright is to empower -- not frustrate! -- creativity and knowledge production. Nowhere is a balanced copyright more important than in education. But 15-year-old EU copyright laws don't take into account modern digital and online teaching methods, tools, and resources."

"For example, teachers would have to get permission (or pay fees) just to show a clip of a movie in a film class. This is ridiculous. Educators should have the freedom to teach without worrying that they are breaking the law. Sign the petition calling on members of the EU Parliament to deliver a progressive copyright for teachers and students in the digital, online world."

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  1. Maybe a good plan will come out there and be exported here, because there is no way a sane plan is coming out of this part of the world any time soon...

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