Day 1: Building and Defending the Public Domain
The public domain is our cultural commons and a crucial resource for innovation and access to knowledge. Copyright policy should strive to promote, and not diminish, a robust, accessible public domain.
- EFF: It’s Copyright Week: Join Us in the Fight For A Better Copyright Law
- Wikimedia Foundation: Wikipedia is built on the public domain
- ARL: To Kill A Mockingbird Remains Under Copyright
- CDT: Reservoir Clogs: Copyright and the Public Domain
- Creative Commons: The public domain and 5 things not covered by copyright
- Creative Commons: Opening up the Public Domain with Europeana Sounds
- New Media Rights: Let's build a better copyright system for creators and the public - building and defending the public domain
- Authors Alliance: Building and Defending the Public Domain
- IFLA: In and Out of the Public Domain: the Role of Libraries
- Communia: The proposed publishers right is an attack on the public domain
Day 2: You Bought It, You Own It, You Fix It
Copyright law shouldn't interfere with your freedom to truly own your stuff: to repair it, tinker with it, recycle it, use it on any device, lend it, and then give it away (or re-sell it) when you're done.
- EFF: One Weird Trick to Improve Copyright: Fix EULAs
- Aaron Perzanowski: The Year Ownership Broke
- iFixit: The DMCA Strikes Back: How Copyright Law Could Cost You Your Job
- Creative Commons: We Bought It, We Own It, We Fix It: Building Open Policies for Digital Public Goods
- Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard Law School: Copyright Office Says Current Law Addresses Concerns about Software-Enabled Consumer Products
- Public Knowledge: Tell Congress to Fix the DMCA
- AVNation: Digital Rights Management Goes Corporate
- Free Software Foundation: The U.S. Copyright Office should end the broken DMCA anti-circumvention exemptions process
- EDRi: Copyfail #9: Digital Rights Management (DRM): Restricting lending and borrowing books and music in digital format
- New Media Rights: Let's build a better copyright system for creators and the public - you bought it, you own it, you fix it
- ALA: Want to double-down on fixing the Copyright Law? Fix ELUAs.
Day 3: Transparency and Representation
Copyright policy must be set through a participatory, democratic, and transparent process. It should not be decided through back room deals, secret international agreements, or unilateral attempts to apply national laws extraterritorially.
- EFF: The Perils of Secrecy in Copyright Rulemaking
- Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School: Using Transparency to Fight Takedown Trolls – A Model from the DMCA
- ARL: Access to Text Provides Meaningful Transparency
- Authors Alliance: Foster Transparency and Representation in Copyright and Provide Input on the Next Register of Copyrights
- EFF: Five Years Ago, Internet Users Showed Their Political Might. And They Will Do It Again
- Communia: Evidence-based copyright policymaking should be a no-brainer
- Copyright for Creativity: Transparency and Representation: the EU copyright consultation process as an illustration on how not to do things
- New Media Rights: Let's build a better copyright system for creators and the public - transparency and representation
- TLPC: Last Week in Tech Policy #40: Copyright Reform and the Copyright Office
- Public Knowledge: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: IPEC ‘s Two-Year Plan
- Digital Rights Watch: Democracy Demands on Transparency in Trade Negotiations
- Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School: Remember That Time We Saved the Internet?
Day 4: 21st Century Creators
Copyright law should account for the interests of all creators, not just those backed by traditional copyright industries. YouTube creators, remixers, fan artists and independent musicians (among others) are all part of the community of creators that encourage cultural progress and innovation.
- EFF: Hollywood Doesn’t Represent All Creators
- ARL: Finding Fair Use in Unexpected Places
- New Media Rights: Let's build a better copyright system for creators and the public - 21st Century Creators
- Communia: In defense of the everyday creator
- CDT: The Needs of the 21st Century Creator
- OTW: Help the Organization for Transformative Works by taking a Survey!
- Creative Commons: We are a community of creators
- Patreon: Creators and Tech Companies Can Be Friends
- EFF: Q&A With the Internet Creators Guild's Laura Chernikoff
- Authors Alliance: New Media and New Rules for 21st Century Creators
Day 5: Copyright and Free Speech
Freedom of expression is fundamental to our democratic system. Copyright law should promote, not restrict or suppress free speech.
- EFF: Copyright Shouldn't Be A Tool of Censorship
- Techdirt: Copyright Has A Real & Serious Free Speech Problem
- Creative Commons: Copyright as a tool to censor political dissent in Latin America
- Copyright for Creativity: Copyright and Free Speech: the rise of shadow regulation or how to let private companies decide what goes and stays on the Internet
- EDRi: Copyfail #3: Google and Facebook becoming the Internet police force
- OTW: Fanworks are Free Speech
- New Media Rights: Let's build a better copyright system for creators and the public - Copyright and Free Speech