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In the digital sphere, creativity and innovation is currently seriously hampered by constant legal challenges. The objective of the reform of copyright legislation has to be to put an end to this. To be truly effective, the legal reform has to be accompanied by social, economic and political measures that go beyond the legal framework.
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Creativity and innovation in the digital world is currently being seriously hampered by numerous legal challenges and resultant legal incertainty. Any reform of copyright legislation must have as its aim to put an end to this and be accompanied by social, economic and political measures.
  
Most schemes that have been proposed or even put into practice up to now, try to artificially recreate the scarcity of copies that exists in the physical world. This fails to deal with the fact that in the digital world, the ability to share, copy, modify etc a cultural good, has led to not only an important increase of the number of persons involved in the production and sharing of culture but also the creation of new forms of society that have formed.
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Most existing and proposed schemes tries to recreate the scarcity of copies which is completely artificial as in the digital world perfect copies can be made with negligible cost. Not only is this technically a losing battle but it also fails to disregard the fact that the facility with which copies can be made and manipulated as enabled many more people to be involved in the production of culture, access to culture, and beyond this, created cultural communities online that are a cultural asset to society.
 
 
What is happening now... current plans of legislation...
 

Revision as of 14:25, 23 April 2014

Creativity and innovation in the digital world is currently being seriously hampered by numerous legal challenges and resultant legal incertainty. Any reform of copyright legislation must have as its aim to put an end to this and be accompanied by social, economic and political measures.

Most existing and proposed schemes tries to recreate the scarcity of copies which is completely artificial as in the digital world perfect copies can be made with negligible cost. Not only is this technically a losing battle but it also fails to disregard the fact that the facility with which copies can be made and manipulated as enabled many more people to be involved in the production of culture, access to culture, and beyond this, created cultural communities online that are a cultural asset to society.