January 16, 2017 - 12:00am PST to January 20, 2017 - 11:00pm PST
Copyright Week (https://www.eff.org/copyrightweek) commemorates the anniversary of Internet users' defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act by bringing together a diverse group of advocates to address and support a core set of principles for fixing copyright law. Day 1. Monday, Jan. 16 (Martin Luther King Jr. day): 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. Day 2. Tuesday, Jan. 17: 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. Day 3. Wednesday, Jan. 18: 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. Day 4. Thursday Jan. 19: 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. Day 5. Friday, Jan. 20 (Inauguration Day): Copyright and Free Speech. Freedom of expression is fundamental to our democratic system. Copyright law should promote, not restrict or suppress free speech.