[Stratcom] Fwd: [pp.int.general] YouCan.FixCopyright.eu needs you to respond to the European Commission’s Online Platforms Consultation by 25 December 2015!

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From: <hyazinthe at emailn.de>
Date: 2015-12-06 16:27 GMT+01:00
Subject: [pp.int.general] YouCan.FixCopyright.eu needs you to respond to
the European Commission’s Online Platforms Consultation by 25 December 2015!
To: pp.international.general at lists.pirateweb.net

Plz forward this message into the country pirate party of where you are
active the most.

On 24 September, the European Commission launched its all-encompassing and
not very clearly defined public consultation on online platforms (the title
is actually a lot longer but we are trying to spare you some pain),
covering a lot of issues that are not copyright related.

Although it may not jump at you at first glance, the questionnaire also

‘… the relation between platforms and their suppliers…’ and ‘the role of
online intermediaries including ways to tackle illegal content on the

This basically encompasses questions that can be used to highlight that you
do not want Internet intermediaries being pushed in a role as ‘voluntary
censors’ of the web, that you think licensing terms offered to researchers
and many creators by right holders are not always fair, that you consider
text and data mining to be crucial for research, and that at the end of the
day, you expect your fundamental freedoms as a user to weigh in the balance.

To avoid this consultation only being answered by the ‘usual suspects’, C4C
has mobilised a number of its signatories as well as non-signatories to
revamp our http://youcan.fixcopyright.eu/ tool, to facilitate the process
of responding to the EC consultation by allowing people to:

1. Get a selection of questions relevant to them depending on their
interests (online users, teachers, librarians, cultural heritage
representatives, etc.). This does not mean they have to answer all of these
questions but filters out what is likely to be most relevant to them.

2. Get an explanation on what the questions put forward by the European
Commission mean in ‘normal language’ and what possible elements of answer
can be provided. There again: it is up to the person filling in the
answering wizard to provide their own answers, the provided explanations
only serving as guidance.

Whilst the Commission consultation runs until 30 December 2015, our online
form will be available until 25 December 2015 midnight, as we need to
transfer the collected responses to the European Commission with the
technical support of Mozilla.

So, what do we need from you:

20 minutes of your time to go to our http://youcan.fixcopyright.eu/
questionnaire, chose your ‘persona’, and fill in the questions you want to
respond to, from those we selected as relevant to copyright
2 minutes of your time to send an email to your networks to inform them of
this initiative and encourage them to participate (just think of this as
your very special way to give an end of year present to the European
Commission) or put a .txt file in your uploads, which contains the content
of this discussion thread here
20 seconds of our time to send out a tweet informing the world that

#FixCopyright: Go to http://youcan.fixcopyright.eu/ & respond by 25 Dec
23:59 to the #copyright questions of the European Commission

http://youcan.fixcopyright.eu/ is an initiative put together by a broad
cross-section of interest groups from across Europe, from rights holders to
public interest NGOs to large consumer representatives and everything in


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