Portal: Copyright/Proposal

De La Quadrature du Net

In order to support such a reform, La Quadrature du Net developed a 14-point programme, organised into four sections, that considers the non-commercial practices of individuals, non-commercial collective uses, the cultural economy and the technical, legal and financial infrastructures. You can find the details here.

The main components of a positive reform of copyright should be:

  • 1. Giving legal recognition to the non-market sharing of digital works between individuals through the exhaustion of rights doctrine
  • 2. Legitimacy of referring and linking
  • 3. Solid exceptions for educational and research practices
  • 4. Library and archive rights to make available orphan works free-of-charge and with wide use rights
  • 5. Freedom of non-market collective use
  • 6. Resource pooling: new financing sources adapted to digital culture and its many contributors and projects
  • 7. Legal requirements for fair publishing and distribution contracts
  • 8. A preventive competition policy against distribution monopolies and their abuse
  • 9. Reform of collective management
  • 10. Keeping pollution by advertising under control
  • 11. Effective norms for the enforcement of network neutrality
  • 12. Compulsory registration or copyright 2.0
  • 13. Cultural public funding and tax reform
  • 14. A positive statute for the public domain and the voluntary commons
  • 15. No additional involvement of technical intermediaries in the application of copyright