Join Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda in a discussion about the EU Copyright Evaluation Report, and the prospects for better global copyright in the 21st Century.
The European Union has begun the process of evaluating its current copyright law, with the view to updating it. As part of that process, Julia Reda, the Pirate Party member of the European Parliament, prepared an extensive report recommending a number of reforms, including liberal licensing of government works, measures to safeguard the public domain, a harmonisation of copyright term length across the EU, explicit allowances for linking, parody, quotation and data-mining, and limits to legal restrictions on bypassing DRM. This month the Parliament voted to accept the report, with some amendments.
Julia Reda will be at this month's San Francisco TA3M to talk about her work as the report's author, and next steps in reforming copyright in Europe, the United States, and the world.
(This Techno-Activism Third Monday will, confusingly, be on a Tuesday this month. Don't forget to update your calendar!)