Day 1: Building and Defending a Robust Public Domain
The public domain is our cultural commons and a public trust. Copyright policy should seek to promote, and not diminish, this crucial resource.
- EFF: Copyright Week 2016: Making Copyright Work For The Public
- ARL: Nothing New Under the Sun
- EFF: We'll Probably Never Free Mickey, But That's Beside the Point
- Creative Commons: The public domain is not lost
- COMMUNIA: The public domain as foundation for EU copyright law reform
- CDT: Beyond the Elephants’ Graveyard: Recent Additions to the Public Domain
- DisCo Project: Cha-cha-changes to the Application of Copyright Term
Day 2: You Bought it, You Own It
Copyright policy should foster the freedom to truly own your stuff: to tinker with it, repair it, reuse it, recycle it, read or watch or launch it on any device, lend it, and then give it away (or re-sell it) when you're done.
Day 3: Fair Use Rights
For copyright to achieve its purpose of encouraging creativity and innovation, it must preserve and promote ample breathing space for unexpected and innovative uses.
- EFF: Fair Use Economics: How Fair Use Makes Innovation Possible and Profitable
- Re:Create: Content Filtering Would Hurt Free Speech and Innovation
- ARL: Fair Use in 2015 and A Look Ahead at 2016
- EFF: “Notice-and-Stay-Down” Is Really “Filter-Everything”
- ALA: Beware of copyright creep!
- OTI: I Mashed up Bey and Bieber and learned this about fair use
Day 4: Transparency
Copyright policy must be set through a participatory, democratic and transparent process. It should not be decided through back room deals or secret international agreements.