In Germany and Spain, efforts to introduce an ancilliary copyright for press publishers have failed spectacularly: Free linking was restricted and innovation on the web threatened with no actual gain for news publishers.
If you don't join the fight now, these "copywrongs" won't be fixed.
Call now to fix copyright
The job of Members of the European Parliament is to represent you. We hate cold-calling people as much as you do – but if you don't take 2 minutes to tell them what you care about, only lobbyists will be heard. You can do it, and every call really makes a difference!
Regarding the copyright report that you will vote on in the Legal Affairs Committee on June 16th...
Please take a stand against an ancilliary copyright law on EU level.
Vote against amendment #204.
Please take a stand against all kinds of geoblocking, regardless of whether the blocked content is for purchase directly or funded by ads or public funds.
Vote for amendments #412 and #322 and point #16 from the IMCO opinion.
Give an example of when geoblocking affected you.
Please support harmonising exceptions and limitations and making them mandatory across the EU so that my rights don't end or change at each border.
Reject the amendments to point #11 of MEP Reda's report. Support the additions #353, #366 and point #15 from the IMCO opinion.
Please support protecting artists from exploitation and unfair contracts.
Vote for the compromise amendment on point #3 of MEP Reda's report and support the additions by amendments #107, #200 and #527.
Please support extending quotation rights to audiovisual media.
Support amendment #391
Give an example of when you've quoted something in video or audio or if you're a fan of creators who do.
Please take a stand against an ancillary copyright for press publishers which would restrict linking to news articles.
Reject amendment #204. Support the compromise amendment on point #21 of MEP Reda's report.
Please safeguard the public domain by clarifying that making a digital copy of something that's free of copyright doesn't grant new copyright.
Vote for the compromise amendment on point #6 in MEP Reda's report.
Please allow libraries to e-lend books.
Vote for amendments #348, #350 and for the compromise amendment on point #20 of MEP Reda's report.
Please ensure freedom of panorama in Europe, so that sharing photos of public buildings is legal – no matter whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
Reject any amendements that water down #16 of MEP Reda's report, vote for the original text.
Please support a copyright exception that allows educational use of copyrighted materials, also in the digital world.
Support the compromise on point #19 of MEP Reda's report and for amendment #364.
Please support a shortening of copyright terms.
Support the compromise on point #7 of MEP Reda's report and support point #18 from the ITRE opinion.
Please ensure that technological protection (DRM) does not obstruct legal use of purchased content.
Vote for point #26 from the IMCO opinion and point #29 from the ITRE opinion. Support the compromise on point #23 of MEP Reda's report and reject all amendments to point #24.
Give an example of when DRM stood in the way of your legal activity (eg. making copies for private use).
Please stop the criminalisation of personal, not-for-profit file sharing.
Vote for amendments #507 and #355.
Give an example of when file sharing was benefitial to an artist, e.g. you discovered an artist you became a fan of, attending concerts or buying their products later.
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"I called my MEP to save copyright reform – will you, too?"
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