Portal: Copyright/Introduction

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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.

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.

What is happening now... current plans of legislation...