URGENT: Copyright in the EU

We’ve just heard that the proposal to change copyright law and stifle creativity and freedom on the internet could become official EU policy within the month. This could be the death blow for our internet.

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BREAKING: In just four weeks, Europe’s proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market – the new copyright laws – could deliver the death blow to a creative and free internet.

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The influential Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) of the European Parliament is deciding its position on which amendments to adopt on 10 October.

If the most dangerous amendments pass, everything you put on the internet will be filtered, and even blocked. It doesn’t even need to be commercial – some proposals are so broad even your photos that you upload for friends and family would be included.

Linking to and accessing information online is also at stake: extending copyright to cover news snippets will restrict our ability to learn from a diverse selection of sources.

We don’t have much time. Can you call a Member of European Parliament (MEP) today? Our new calling tool will connect you to an MEP, in your preferred language, at no cost to you.

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What’s worse is that the proposal would give even more power to big companies like record labels and major publishers to stifle competition. Many amendments are a total giveaway to big copyright holders, with not much in it for the rest of us.

You can only imagine how much harder it will be for up-and-coming musicians, artists, and writers to make their names when a big publisher or record label can stop them from sharing their self-produced content.

It’s vital that we act together now.

If MEPs hear from enough of us in the next few weeks, they may back away from adopting these last-minute, dangerous proposals to their copyright plans.

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From everyone here at Mozilla, thank you for defending the internet,

Jon Lloyd
Advocacy Campaigns Manager
Mozilla