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For #CopyrightWeek, EFF's Legislative Counsel, Ernesto Falcon, talks with the Internet Creators Guild about what policymakers should know about today's creators 
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It's #CopyrightWeek Day 4: Copyright law should serve the interests of all creators, not just big content industries. 
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.
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DMCA simply needs to die.

Perhaps we could go back to the 1790 rules, with 14 years and ONE 14-year renewal.
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SOPA almost cost us the free web as we know it today. 5 years later, we recommit to the fight against censorship. 
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5 years ago, the Internet defeated SOPA. Today, we recommit to opposing Internet censorship. 
The Internet is a landscape with an endless horizon.
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Trade agreements used to be a neat trick to hide maximalist copyright rules. But that jig is now up. 
We're taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what's at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. When a big corporation seeks special-interest laws to boost its profits at the expense of the broader public intere...
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EFF supports BART's proposal to require a public process and board approval for surveillance technologies. 
EFF urged the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board to adopt a new law that would ensure community control of whether to adopt new surveillance technologies. All too often, police executives unilaterally decide to adopt powerful new spying tools that invade our privacy, chill our free speech, and unfairly burden communities of color.
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Fair use isn't just for users. It's for creators too.
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When entertainment companies claim to represent all artists, Congress hears only part of the story. #CopyrightWeek 
One of the biggest pitfalls in copyright policymaking is to treat creators of copyrighted content as a monolithic entity with identical interests and concerns. When massive entertainment companies ask for dangerous new types of copyright protection, they imply that all artists share the same set of interests (which allegedly line up with those of the big companies themselves). It would be a mistake even to accept the entertainment industry’s inte...
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Hollywood does not represent anything. They're an entertainment industry, and their bottom line is based around producing what people will watch. Accuracy is an irrelevant aspect.
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Will you stand against future threats to online speech? Remembering SOPA & readying for upcoming fights. 
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For #CopyrightWeek Day 3, Authors Alliance calls on individual creators and supporters of fair use to make their voices heard in the search for a new Register of Copyrights. 
It’s copyright week! This week, Authors Alliance is joining a group of organizations in reflecting on some of the principles that help make copyright law an
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This #CopyrightWeek marks SOPA's 5th anniversary. EFF's Kerry Maeve Sheehan says Internet users remain a powerful force IRL.

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the internet uprising that put an end to politics as usual, at least where the World Wide Web is concerned. As we ...
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The use of the term 'IRL' belies the statement you make. Better to say 'in politics'. It's all real life.
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#CopyrightWeek Day 3: Copyright policymaking should be set through a transparent and participatory process, not by secret agreements and back room deals. 
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.
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.

Even in the fledgling days of the Internet, EFF understood that protecting access to developing technology was central to advancing freedom for all. In the years that followed, EFF used our fiercely independent voice to clear the way for open source software, encryption, security research, file sharing tools, and a world of emerging technologies.

Today, EFF uses the unique expertise of leading technologists, activists, and attorneys in our efforts to defend free speech online, fight illegal surveillance, advocate for users and innovators, and support freedom-enhancing technologies.

Together, we forged a vast network of concerned members and partner organizations spanning the globe. EFF advises policymakers and educates the press and the public through comprehensive analysis, educational guides, activist workshops, and more. EFF empowers hundreds of thousands of individuals through our Action Center and has become a leading voice in online rights debates.

EFF is a donor-funded US 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that depends on your support to continue fighting for users.

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