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<big>'''Response to the European Commission's Public Consultation on copy right reform'''</big>
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<big>'''Response to the European Commission's Public Consultation on Copyright Reform'''</big>
  
= Information about the public consultation =
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<div style="-moz-border-radius:10px; color: #204A87; font-style:normal; font-size: 97%; font-weight: bold; border:1px solid #AAAAAA; background:#E7F4FC; margin: 0 0 1em 1em; padding:.5em; text-align: center;">The public consultation is closed<br/>Non-anonymous contributions are [http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/consultations/2013/copyright-rules/index_en.htm here].<br/>La Quadrature's answer is [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/european-commission-public-consultation-on-copyright-la-quadrature-du-nets-answer here].</div>
  
Au sein de l'Union européene, la règlementation du droit d'auteur est encadrée par une directive adoptée en 2001, que les Etats membres ont été tenus de transposer dans leur législation nationale.
 
  
Paris, 23 December 2013 — For the third time in as many years the European Commission has launched a public consultation on copyright in the European internal market. Despite the unambiguous signal sent by civil society and Members of the European Parliament through the rejection of the ACTA treaty in 2012, the Commission keeps ignoring the primary need to place the fundamental cultural rights of individuals at the heart of copyright reform. La Quadrature du Net calls on all citizens and organisations to respond to this public consultation in order to scrutinise the current approach and to push proposals that are in favour of a positive reform of copyright adapting it to the digital environment.
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= Information on the Public Consultation =
  
Divorced from expectations of their citizens, the main objective of the European Commission in this consultation remains “whether further measures […] need to be taken at EU level […] to increase the cross-border availability of content services in the Single Market, while ensuring an adequate level of protection for right holders”. Furthermore, the Commission places this consultation within the same process as Licences for Europe which was marked by a failure last November. This public consultation continues to propose simple contractual solutions to address the digital environment whereas a revision of the basic principles of copyright law enshrined in the 2001/29 directive is today more than ever in order.  
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In the European Union copyright is regulated by a 2001 Directive that each EU member state is committed to transpose into their national legal framework.
  
= The questionnaire =
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For the third time in as many years the European Commission has launched a public consultation on copyright in the European internal market. Despite the unambiguous signal sent by civil society and Members of the European Parliament through the rejection of the ACTA treaty in 2012, the Commission continues to fail to place the fundamental cultural right of individuals at the heart of copyright reform. La Quadrature du Net calls on all citizens and organisations to submit a response to this public consultation in order to push proposals that are in favour of a positive reform of copyright which is adapted to the digital environment.
  
La Commission européenne a mis en ligne un [http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/consultations/2013/copyright-rules/index_fr.htm site dédié à cette consultation] sur lequel vous trouverez de nombreuses informations pratiques et le [http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/consultations/2013/copyright-rules/docs/consultation-document_en.pdf questionnaire en lui-même] (en anglais uniquement). Il fait 36 pages et comporte 80 questions fortement orientées. Mais ne vous laissez pas intimider : vous n'êtes pas obligé de répondre à toutes les questions, et nous vous conseillons de ne pas suivre le canevas proposé. Répondez librement selon votre propres préoccupations.  
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Divorced from their citizens' expectations, the main objective of the European Commission in this consultation remains “whether further measures […] need to be taken at EU level […] to increase the cross-border availability of content services in the Single Market, while ensuring an adequate level of protection for right holders”. Furthermore, the Commission places this consultation within the same process as Licences for Europe which was met with failure last November. This public consultation again proposes simple contractual remedies to the challenges presented by the digital environment. Instead a revision of the basic principles of copyright law enshrined in the 2001/29 Directive is today more than ever in order.
  
== How to submit your answer? ==
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LQDN's press release about the consulation: https://www.laquadrature.net/en/fundamental-cultural-rights-must-be-at-the-heart-of-copyright-reform-in-europe
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LQDN's answer: https://www.laquadrature.net/en/european-commission-public-consultation-on-copyright-la-quadrature-du-nets-answer
  
La Commission s'est engagée à considérer '''toutes les réponses qui lui seront envoyées''', quel que soit le format. Il faut qu'un maximum de citoyens écrivent à la Commission pour critiquer son approche et exiger une réforme positive du droit d'auteur adaptée aux pratiques culturelles contemporaines.
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= The Questionnaire =
  
La consultation se termine officiellement le '''mercredi 5 février 2014''', mais les réponses envoyées quelques jours après avec un message poli seront probablement également prises en compte.
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The European Commission has dedicated a [http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/consultations/2013/copyright-rules/index_en.htm website] to this public consultation on which you will find a lot of practical information and the [http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/consultations/2013/copyright-rules/docs/consultation-document_en.pdf consultation questionnaire] itself. The questionnaire is 36 pages long and includes 80 questions ... but there is need to be intimidated or put off by its length: There is no requirement to reply to all questions. Reply freely according to your own experiences and preoccupations.
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== How to Submit Your Answer? ==
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The European Commission committed itself to '''taking all contributions into account'''. It is essential that the maximum number of citizens respond to encourage the Commission to adopt a positive copyright reform which is adapted to contemporary cultural practices.
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The public consultation officially ends on '''Wednesday, the 5th of March 2014''' (extended), but a politely phrased email with your response attached will probably be accepted even a few days late.
  
 
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Pour répondre à la consultation sur le rapport de la Commission sur le droit d'auteur :<br/>
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To submit a response to the consultation on the Commissions' report on copyright:<br/>
* [http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/consultations/2013/copyright-rules/index_fr.htm Rendez-vous sur la page suivante].<br/>
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* [http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/consultations/2013/copyright-rules/index_en.htm Copyright rules].<br/>
* Ou bien cliquez directement ici [mailto:markt-copyright-consultation@ec.europa.eu?subject=Réponse%20de%20citoyen%20à%20la%20consultation%20sur%20le%20droit%20d'auteur pour envoyer votre réponse] (ouvre un nouvel email vierge).
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* Or email by clicking here [mailto:markt-copyright-consultation@ec.europa.eu?subject=Citizen%20response%%20to%20the%20public%20consultation%20on%20copyright to send your response] (opens in a new email window)</div>
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(Add La Quadrature in blind copy (BBC) ([mailto:contact@laquadrature.net contact@laquadrature.net]) so that we have an idea of the number of submissions! Note that all submissions will, after the deadline for submissions, be published online as is clearly stated on the Commission's website)
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* You can reply to the consultation in any language of the EU. 
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* Your response can be as long or short as you want.
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* You do not need to reply to all questions. Choose the ones that most concern you.
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* Once you completed the questionnaire, copy-paste your answers or attach it to an email and send it off :)
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If you experience any problems don't hesitate to ask for help by sending an email to contact@laquadrature.net or on the La Quadrature [[IRC]] channel.
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= Relevant Websites and Resources =
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== The Propositions by La Quadrature du Net on Copyright Reform ==
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After the rejection of ACTA by the European Parliament, La Quadrature du Net elaborated a positive copyright reform proposal that focuses on the recognition of the rights of the individual to use and share cultural products, while proposing the new ways to finance creativity and innovation.
  
(Pensez à nous ajouter en copie invisible / BCC ([mailto:contact@laquadrature.net contact@laquadrature.net]) pour que nous ayons une idée du nombre de réponses !)
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La Quadrature du Net developed a response to the Commission's questionnaire based on the following points. You may use these when preparing your own response.
  
* Vous pouvez répondre à la consultation dans la langue de l'Union européenne de votre choix, dont le français.
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La Quadrature du Net places their proposals at the service of the European citizen:
* Votre réponse peut-être aussi longue ou courte que vous le voulez, il n'y a aucun prérequis quant à la taille de votre réponse.
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* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/elements-for-the-reform-of-copyright-and-related-cultural-policies Elements for the reform of copyright and related cultural policies]
* Vous pouvez envoyer les questions de votre choix, puisque vous n'êtes bien sûr pas obligé de répondre à tous les points soulevés dans le rapport.
 
* Une fois vos observations écrites, mettez les dans le corps du message et envoyez les :)
 
  
En cas de problème ou de blocage, n'hésitez pas à demander de l'aide en envoyant un email à contact@laquadrature.net ou sur un canal [[IRC]] de La Quadrature.
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Chapter proposals:
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Giving_legal_recognition_to_the_non-market_sharing_of_digital_works_between_individuals_through_the_exhaustion_of_rights_doctrine 1. Giving legal recognition to the non-market sharing of digital works between individuals through the exhaustion of rights doctrine]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Legitimacy_of_referring_and_linkinge 2. Legitimacy of referring and linking]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Solid_exceptions_for_educational_and_research_practices 3. Solid exceptions for educational and research practices]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Library_and_archive_rights_to_make_available_orphan_works_free-of-charge_and_with_wide_use_rights 4. Library and archive rights to make available orphan works free-of-charge and with wide use rights]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Freedom_of_non-market_collective_use 5. Freedom of non-market collective use]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Resource_pooling_new_financing_sources_adapted_to_digital_culture_and_its_many_contributors_and_projects 6. Resource pooling: new financing sources adapted to digital culture and its many contributors and projects]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Legal_requirements_for_fair_publishing_and_distribution_contracts 7. Legal requirements for fair publishing and distribution contracts]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:A_preventive_competition_policy_against_distribution_monopolies_and_their_abuse 8. A preventive competition policy against distribution monopolies and their abuse]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Reform_of_collective_management 9. Reform of collective management]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Keeping_pollution_by_advertising_under_control 10. Keeping pollution by advertising under control]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Effective_norms_for_the_enforcement_of_network_neutrality 11. Effective norms for the enforcement of network neutrality]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Compulsory_registration_or_copyright_2.0 12. Compulsory registration or copyright 2.0]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Cultural_public_funding_and_tax_reform 13. Cultural public funding and tax reform]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:A_positive_statute_for_the_public_domain_and_the_voluntary_commons 14. A positive statute for the public domain and the voluntary commons]
  
= Sites et ressources utiles =
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New chapter, specially prepared for this consultation:
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:No_additional_involvement_of_technical_intermediaries_in_the_application_of_copyright 15. No additional involvement of technical intermediaries in the application of copyright]
  
== Les propositions de La Quadrature du Net en matière de réforme du droit d'auteur ==
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== Further Resources ==
  
Après le rejet de l'Accord ACTA par le Parlement européen, La Quadrature du Net a élaboré un programme de réforme positive du droit d'auteur, qui met l'accent sur la reconnaissance des droits des individus dans l'usage et le partage de la culture, tout en proposant de nouvelles pistes pour le financement de la création.
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The wiki page dedicated to [[Studies on file sharing]] can provide arguments to prepare your response.
  
La Quadrature du Net a élaboré une réponse au questionnaire de la Commission à partir de ces Éléments. Vous pouvez vous en inspirer pour votre propre réponse.
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Several organisation offer helpful resources to reply to the questionnaire:
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* [http://copywrongs.eu Copywrongs website] that helps users respond to the consultation according to the situation
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* [http://youcan.fixcopyright.eu/fr/ You can fix copyright] : similar to Copywrongs website.
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* [https://ameliaandersdotter.eu/copyright-consultation-model-responses?language=en Model responses] by the Pirate Party.
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* [https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/01/what-do-you-want-copyright-tell-eu-now What Do You Want From Copyright? Tell the EU now and Change the Future of Global Innovation Policy] by EFF.
  
La Quadrature du Net met ses propositions à la disposition des citoyens européens :
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La Quadrature du Net's answer is [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/european-commission-public-consultation-on-copyright-la-quadrature-du-nets-answer here].
  
* [https://www.laquadrature.net/fr/elements-pour-la-reforme-du-droit-dauteur-et-des-politiques-culturelles-liees Éléments pour la réforme du droit d'auteur et des politiques culturelles liées]
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= What are the issues relevant to me? =
* [http://hauteresolution.net/lqdn/ Version dynamique] de ces 14 propositions (beta)
 
* [[Etudes sur le partage de fichiers]]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Partage_Non_Marchand 1. Partage Non Marchand]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Reconnaissance_L%C3%A9gitimit%C3%A9_R%C3%A9f%C3%A9rence 2. Reconnaissance Légitimité Référence]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Exceptions_Éducation_Recherche 3. Exceptions Éducation Recherche]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Œuvres_orphelines 4. Œuvres orphelines]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Usages_Collectifs_Non_Marchands 5. Usages Collectifs Non Marchands]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Nouveaux_Financements_Mutualisés 6. Nouveaux Financements Mutualisés]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Législation_Termes_Équitables 7. Législation Termes Équitables]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Politique_Préventive_Concurrence 8. Politique Préventive Concurrence]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Réformer_la_Gestion_Collective 9. Réformer la Gestion Collective]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Maîtriser_la_Pollution_Publicitaire 10. Maîtriser la Pollution Publicitaire]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Normes_Effectives_pour_la_Neutralité_du_Net 11. Normes Effectives pour la Neutralité du Net]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Enregistrement_Obligatoire 12. Enregistrement Obligatoire]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Financements_Publics_Culturels 13. Financements Publics Culturels]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Status_Positif_Protégeant_le_Domaine_Public 14. Statut Positif Protégeant le Domaine Public]
 
  
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Template:ConsultCE2014:Pas_d%27implication_suppl%C3%A9mentaire_des_interm%C3%A9diaires_techniques_dans_l%27application_du_droit_d%27auteur 15. Pas d'implication supplémentaire des intermédiaires techniques dans l'application du droit d'auteur]
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Copyright law looks like a complex subject and might seem removed from your immediate preoccupations. But a growing number of citizens are directly affected by it on a daily basis. We propose this guide which breaks down relevant issues according to your relationship to the internet. Click on the link that corresponds most to your situation(s).
  
== D'autres ressources==
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===== [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/European_Commission_Consultation_2014_Internet_user You are an internet user who is interested in sharing and remixing cultural goods] =====
  
Plusieurs organisations proposent des ressources pour faciliter la réponse au questionnaire.
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===== [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/European_Commission_Consultation_2014_Teacher You are a teacher or researcher] =====
  
* [https://pad.partipirate.org/copywrong-fr Traduction FR] non officielle de la consultation
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===== [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/European_Commission_Consultation_2014_Professional You are a librarian or information professional] =====
* [http://copywrongs.eu Copywrongs] [en] : Un site de conseils pour rédiger votre réponse en fonction de votre situation
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===== [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/European_Commission_Consultation_2014_Artist You are an artist or professional or amateur innovator] =====
* [http://youcan.fixcopyright.eu/fr/ You can fix copyright]  : idem, propose une version française
 
* [https://ameliaandersdotter.eu/consulation-sur-le-droit-dauteur-reponses-type Suggestions de réponses] du Parti Pirate
 
  
= Réponses en fonction des situations =
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===== [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/European_Commission_Consultation_2014_Enterprise You work in a digital enterprise or start up] =====
  
Le droit d'auteur peut paraître un sujet complexe et lointain de vos préoccupations. Mais beaucoup de catégories de citoyens sont directement concernés au quotidien. Nous vous proposons ce guide pour pouvoir trouver des éléments de réponse à partir de votre situation, et vous invitons à l'enrichir. Cliquez sur les liens qui correspondent à votre situation :
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===== [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/European_Commission_Consultation_2014_Hosting You host a website (for example a blog or forum)] =====
  
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Consultation_Commission_Europ%C3%A9enne_2014_Internaute Vous êtes un internaute qui souhaite pouvoir partager et remixer la culture]
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= Model Responses =
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Consultation_Commission_Europ%C3%A9enne_2014_Enseignant Vous êtes un enseignant ou un chercheur]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Consultation_Commission_Europ%C3%A9enne_2014_Professionnel Vous êtes un bibliothécaire ou un professionnel de l'information]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Consultation_Commission_Europ%C3%A9enne_2014_Artiste Vous êtes un artiste ou un créateur professionnel ou amateur]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Consultation_Commission_Europ%C3%A9enne_2014_Entrepreneur Vous êtes un entrepreneur du numérique, un créateur de startup]
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Consultation_Commission_Europ%C3%A9enne_2014_Hebergeur Vous hébergez un site Internet (par exemple un blog ou un forum)]
 
  
= Les réponses existantes =
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The most effective responses are those written by individuals that reflect their personal experience and preoccupations. Generic responses sent by several people might not be taken into account and will give the impression that their senders didn't accord much importance to the subject, i.e. they did not take the time to write their own personalised message. Do not hesitate however, to read the model responses proposed by websites in "Further resources" and the ones below, in help you get and idea of how to write your own reply. Moreover you are warmly encouraged to add your own response to this wiki site.
  
Nous sommes convaincus que la meilleure manière de répondre à cette consultation est de prendre le temps de rédiger une réponse personnalisée et adaptée à ses propres préoccupations. Les réponses génériques envoyées par plusieurs citoyens risquent tout simplement de ne pas être prises en compte et de donner l'impression que leurs expéditeurs n'accordent pas suffisamment d'importance au sujet pour prendre le temps d'envoyer un message personnalisé. Ceci dit, n'hésitez pas à jeter un œil aux réponses ci-dessous et à vous en inspirer si rencontrez des difficultés dans la préparation de votre propre réponse. De même, vous pouvez ajouter votre propre réponse afin de permettre à tous de la consulter.
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* [http://acta.ffii.org/?p=2017 Ante's answer] (from the FFII e.V. working group on ACTA)
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* [https://ameliaandersdotter.eu/copyright-consultation-model-responses?language=en Model responses] by the Pirate Party
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* [http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/01/last-chance-to-submit-to-eu-copyright-consultation/index.htm Glyn Moody's answer]
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* [http://edri.org/edris-answer-ec-consultation-review-eu-copyright-rules/ EDRI's answer]
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* [http://www.april.org/sites/default/files/April-response-consultation-copyright.pdf April's answer]
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* (fr) [http://www.parinux.org/content/reponse-la-consultation-de-la-commission-europeenne-sur-le-droit-dauteur Parinux.org's answer]
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* Add yours here!
  
* Réponse 1
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= Spread the Word =
* Réponse 2
 
  
= Faites passer le mot =
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The impact of our message on this consultation process is relative to the number of citizen reponses submitted. The greater of number, the more our message will be heard. Mention this consultation and the importance of responding to it to everyone you know, or you might want to even start a campaign... all means are justified in order to spread the word!
  
Plus les réponses de citoyens à cette consultation seront nombreuses, et plus notre message aura de poids. Parlez de l'existence de cette consultation et de l'importance d'y répondre autour de vous, informez vos proches, créez des supports de campagne… Tous les moyens sont bons pour diffuser ce message !
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Latest revision as of 18:21, 29 July 2015


Response to the European Commission's Public Consultation on Copyright Reform

The public consultation is closed
Non-anonymous contributions are here.
La Quadrature's answer is here.


Information on the Public Consultation[edit]

In the European Union copyright is regulated by a 2001 Directive that each EU member state is committed to transpose into their national legal framework.

For the third time in as many years the European Commission has launched a public consultation on copyright in the European internal market. Despite the unambiguous signal sent by civil society and Members of the European Parliament through the rejection of the ACTA treaty in 2012, the Commission continues to fail to place the fundamental cultural right of individuals at the heart of copyright reform. La Quadrature du Net calls on all citizens and organisations to submit a response to this public consultation in order to push proposals that are in favour of a positive reform of copyright which is adapted to the digital environment.

Divorced from their citizens' expectations, the main objective of the European Commission in this consultation remains “whether further measures […] need to be taken at EU level […] to increase the cross-border availability of content services in the Single Market, while ensuring an adequate level of protection for right holders”. Furthermore, the Commission places this consultation within the same process as Licences for Europe which was met with failure last November. This public consultation again proposes simple contractual remedies to the challenges presented by the digital environment. Instead a revision of the basic principles of copyright law enshrined in the 2001/29 Directive is today more than ever in order.

LQDN's press release about the consulation: https://www.laquadrature.net/en/fundamental-cultural-rights-must-be-at-the-heart-of-copyright-reform-in-europe LQDN's answer: https://www.laquadrature.net/en/european-commission-public-consultation-on-copyright-la-quadrature-du-nets-answer

The Questionnaire[edit]

The European Commission has dedicated a website to this public consultation on which you will find a lot of practical information and the consultation questionnaire itself. The questionnaire is 36 pages long and includes 80 questions ... but there is need to be intimidated or put off by its length: There is no requirement to reply to all questions. Reply freely according to your own experiences and preoccupations.

How to Submit Your Answer?[edit]

The European Commission committed itself to taking all contributions into account. It is essential that the maximum number of citizens respond to encourage the Commission to adopt a positive copyright reform which is adapted to contemporary cultural practices.

The public consultation officially ends on Wednesday, the 5th of March 2014 (extended), but a politely phrased email with your response attached will probably be accepted even a few days late.

To submit a response to the consultation on the Commissions' report on copyright:

(Add La Quadrature in blind copy (BBC) (contact@laquadrature.net) so that we have an idea of the number of submissions! Note that all submissions will, after the deadline for submissions, be published online as is clearly stated on the Commission's website)

  • You can reply to the consultation in any language of the EU.
  • Your response can be as long or short as you want.
  • You do not need to reply to all questions. Choose the ones that most concern you.
  • Once you completed the questionnaire, copy-paste your answers or attach it to an email and send it off :)

If you experience any problems don't hesitate to ask for help by sending an email to contact@laquadrature.net or on the La Quadrature IRC channel.

Relevant Websites and Resources[edit]

The Propositions by La Quadrature du Net on Copyright Reform[edit]

After the rejection of ACTA by the European Parliament, La Quadrature du Net elaborated a positive copyright reform proposal that focuses on the recognition of the rights of the individual to use and share cultural products, while proposing the new ways to finance creativity and innovation.

La Quadrature du Net developed a response to the Commission's questionnaire based on the following points. You may use these when preparing your own response.

La Quadrature du Net places their proposals at the service of the European citizen:

Chapter proposals:

New chapter, specially prepared for this consultation:

Further Resources[edit]

The wiki page dedicated to Studies on file sharing can provide arguments to prepare your response.

Several organisation offer helpful resources to reply to the questionnaire:

La Quadrature du Net's answer is here.

What are the issues relevant to me?[edit]

Copyright law looks like a complex subject and might seem removed from your immediate preoccupations. But a growing number of citizens are directly affected by it on a daily basis. We propose this guide which breaks down relevant issues according to your relationship to the internet. Click on the link that corresponds most to your situation(s).

You are an internet user who is interested in sharing and remixing cultural goods[edit]
You are a teacher or researcher[edit]
You are a librarian or information professional[edit]
You are an artist or professional or amateur innovator[edit]
You work in a digital enterprise or start up[edit]
You host a website (for example a blog or forum)[edit]

Model Responses[edit]

The most effective responses are those written by individuals that reflect their personal experience and preoccupations. Generic responses sent by several people might not be taken into account and will give the impression that their senders didn't accord much importance to the subject, i.e. they did not take the time to write their own personalised message. Do not hesitate however, to read the model responses proposed by websites in "Further resources" and the ones below, in help you get and idea of how to write your own reply. Moreover you are warmly encouraged to add your own response to this wiki site.

Spread the Word[edit]

The impact of our message on this consultation process is relative to the number of citizen reponses submitted. The greater of number, the more our message will be heard. Mention this consultation and the importance of responding to it to everyone you know, or you might want to even start a campaign... all means are justified in order to spread the word!