One Week Left To Give Input To Future European Copyright Monopoly Law

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The European Commission is planning an overhaul of the copyright monopoly laws in Europe, and is asking the public for input. The deadline for such input is February 5, one week from now. Activists have made it as easy as possible for you to submit meaningful input.

While the European Commission’s so-called “public consultation” is very detailed and biased toward the copyright industry’s perspective rather than the net liberty perspective, a number of pirate activists – notably Ásta Helgadóttir and Amelia Andersdotter, as I understand it – have put together a friendly walkthrough.

You can find it at Go there now. Submit your input to this legislation.

Rick Falkvinge

Rick is the founder of the first Pirate Party and a low-altitude motorcycle pilot. He works as Head of Privacy at the no-log VPN provider Private Internet Access; with his other 40 hours, he's developing an enterprise grade bitcoin wallet and HR system for activism.


  1. Anonymous

    and i’ll bet here and now that the majority of what the people have asked for has been used by ‘the opposition’ to table the blocks they want put in force! on top of that, no countries take any notice of what the EU says anyway, with each doing exactly as it likes, when it likes! i personally cant see the point of having laws that member countries are allowed to flout. it’s another case of being in a club but playing by individual rules, not by the en bloc ones. if there were any sort of standards and the laws meant anything. why is it that when one country decides to do something different to what the EU law states, that country isn’t reprimanded and made to toe the line? even better, why not stop the country from stepping out of line in the first place? what is on the cards everywhere is known about everywhere else, so do what needs to be done at the outset or scrap the bloody lot!!

    1. Anonymous

      Countries do pay attention to Brussels (or rather Strasbourg) when it wants them to do something they want to do but can’t get away with in domestic politics. Look at the directives regarding separation of rail haulage from rail network operation: the only country which followed that the way it was intended was the UK, and that’s because it was a British idea which they wanted to blame on the EU.

  2. Corwin

    My opinion as a citizen of the E.U. is that copyright should be abolished. For some reason that’s not an option on the form.

    1. Ben

      The issue doesn’t have to be a black or white, yes or no thing. Even a slight liberalization of copyright laws would have it’s benefits for EU Citizens.

      Might as well let your voice be heard, right?

    2. LGMailhos

      We need the copyright but the law should change in the way the Pirate Party is suggesting.

      1. next_ghost