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.
Will you call a Member of European Parliament today?
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.
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.
Can you take action now using our new, free call tool before it’s too late?