Letter Writing Campaigns
Articles 11 & 13
On June 20th, the European Committee on Legal Affairs voted in favor of Article 11 and 13 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, all in spite of numerous tech experts and pioneers warning about the dangers of going through with this.
Seeing this pass the plenary vote and take effect would be a gross violation of Fair Use, and what we stand for as Liberalists.
We have until July 5th to get in touch with our regional MEPs.
We urge you to get in contact with them to voice your concern over this issue.
An email template (composed by Anna) is available, should you wish to use it, alongside various websites to make the process easier. (edits are also welcome if you see fit)
Finally, I suggest if you’re out of the loop on this issue, you should research it to get up to speed so you may be prepared to answer any questions you may get in return and spread the word to friends and family.
Post responses when you get them: I will collate them all and compose a heat map of the UK with each MEP’s response (for/against). This can be viewed alongside the Dankula response map for correlation.
Some examples of what these proposals will affect are:
Enforcing licensing fees on linking to, or quoting from, news articles.
Content creators making parodies, memes, music remixes, etc.
Open source software and code-sharing platforms like Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket etc.
You can use this site to find and directly email your regional MEP(s): writetothem.com