Support creation – support freedom of expression, support copyright

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Support creation – support freedom of expression, support copyright

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Why this petition matters

Support a robust copyright system to foster the European creativity that goes hand in hand with freedom of expression.

 We are authors and publishers; writers, artists, photographers and translators, booksellers, news agents, readers and consumers.

Freedom of expression goes hand in hand with freedom to create and preserve the value of what has been created – copyright promotes freedom of expression!  

In the ongoing debate on how to modernise the EU framework, there are some who seek to convince us that copyright is outdated. We strongly oppose the suggestion that this fundamental freedom is not fit for purpose today – digitisation has not reduced but increased the need for copyright protection.

Today, we stand together to ask our elected politicians to offer their support for a robust copyright system that underpins the diversity of our cultures and allows the many differences of opinions to flourish.

We would like to invite you to support this campaign by signing this petition - feel free to also use the hashtag #copyrightforfreedom on your social networks.

For more information:

Federation of European Publishers

European  Publishers Council

European Newspaper Publishers' Association

European Magazine Media Association

European and International Booksellers Federation

PEN Zentrum Deutschland – PEN Germany

Das Syndikat – Vereinigung deutschsprachiger KriminalautorInnen Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz

VS – Verband deutscher Schriftsteller

Three Seas Writers´ & Translators´ Council

Mörderische Schwestern – Verein zur Förderung von deutschsprachiger Kriminalliteratur von Frauen

Supported by:

The Union of Finnish Writers

Fairer Buchmarkt

IG Autoren Autorinnen

Bundesverband junger Autoren und Autorinnen


Mediamusic e.V. - Berufsverband Medienmusik


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