[Advocacy Advisors] FYI - Creative Commons statement on copyright reform

Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov dimitar.parvanov.dimitrov at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 15:36:09 UTC 2013


I will make the first pitch and suggest the following list, based on
everything I have read so far:

*Fundamental goals:*
Shorten (or prevent extension) of copyright terms
Raising treshhold for required added creativity
Standardised limitations and exceptions
Opt-in copyright system (like patent law)

*Issue-oreiented goals:*
Government Works (We need to discuss the relationship between government
works/publicly funded works and what we want to go for.)
Freedom of Panorama
Orphan Works
Open Access/Open Educational Resources (in OA we want freely licensed
content, therefore I am grouping these two together)

As we're talking about a possible policy statement calling for a copyright
reform, I am strictly excluding all issues like censorship and FoI
(important, but not copyright).

Now, disucss! :)


2013/10/23 Luis Villa <lvilla at wikimedia.org>

> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 3:38 AM, Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov <
> dimitar.parvanov.dimitrov at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In a third step we will need to think really hard about what to
>> prioritise and what could be dropped from the list, since the most valuable
>> resource is attention and focus. We can't go ahead with a 20 point list, at
>> least not as part of a general policy statement.
> I think the prioritization you guys have already done for your EU work
> makes sense as a starting point. I don't want to replicate or throw out
> that work. We'll inevitably have to adapt somewhat based on opportunity,
> but that's probably the right place to at least start the discussion.
> Luis
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