5 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to YouTube's fans, Content Creators, The Community

Let's Stop Article 13 - The End Of YouTube

What is Article 13? The European Parliament has voted in favor of a controversial new copyright directive that could force tech giants to do much more to stop the spread of copyrighted material on their platforms. The European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, to give it its full name, is designed to update existing copyright laws for the internet age. What could Article 13 do? Article 13 could mean the end of YouTube. What will happen is all channels and videos based on gaming, memes and other content which is not based around companies or brands in the Europian Union will be deleted. What are the chances of Article 13 happening? Well, no one knows if it'll happen or not happen at the moment since it's been announced quite recently. But, most people think the chances of it happening are very low. YouTube is trying there best to prevent Article 13 from happening. Should we be worried about Article 13? It depends on what you use YouTube for. If you're a serious content creator and it's your job, you should be a little bit worried. If you enjoy YouTube and use it as your only entertainment source then it could affect you. Overall it depends on if you enjoy YouTube or not. We thank you for reading through, we'll appreciate it if you sign the petition as this could stop YouTube from ending. We're trying our best to keep YouTube as the platform we love.  

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595 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Council of the European Union, European Parliament, European Commission

Support Europe's Screenwriters and Directors

Sign to support European screenwriters and directors in their call for a modernised EU copyright framework that includes all creators: It's time to act. Act to end an unfortunate, simple reality: today, the vast majority of European screenwriters and directors receive no remuneration when their movies and series are watched on digital platforms in Europe. There are many reasons for this unfair and harmful situation: the majority of EU Member States do not provide for a right to fair remuneration for authors; contractual clauses imposed on writers and directors deprive them of this right; contractual practices make the return of exploitation revenues along the value chain very opaque and uncertain, sometimes even for producers. The draft Copyright Directive, currently under consideration by the European Parliament and Council, is the last opportunity to change the rules and give authors a chance to be remunerated. The right to proportional remuneration already exists in a small number of European countries and allows authors to receive, through their collective management organisations, remuneration when their works are available and viewed. Today, in Europe, when you are an author, you have a hope of being paid if your film is on a platform in France or Italy, for example, and the near-certainty that you will receive nothing if the same film is available in Germany, Ireland or the Czech Republic. This is exactly the sort of inequality that Europe can fix. The construction of the Digital Single Market can and must put an end to these disparities and discriminations which weaken the authors and ultimately the creativity in Europe. This is why we call on the European Parliament, the Member States, and the European Commission to hear the voices of European creators and adopt the following measure: an unwaivable right to proportional remuneration for authors, which would be collected directly from the on-demand platforms by the collective management organisations representing the authors. There is no other way to guarantee writers and directors a fair remuneration for the on-demand exploitation of their works! Support Europe’s screenwriters and directors. Sign the petition. Signatories: Robert Alberdingk Thijm, Miguel Alcantud, Visarion Alexa, Julia Altares, Alejandro Amenabar, Bill Anderson, Olatz Arroyo, Peter Balko, Otto Bathurst, Julie Bertuccelli, Karolina Bielawska, Victor Bojinov, Fred Breinersdorfer, Vinko Bresan, Ed Bye, Ramon Campos, Benoni-Ioan Cărmăzan, Peter Carpentier, Carlos Clavijo, Dan Clifton, Borja Cobeaga, Isabel Coixet, Philippa Collie Cousins, Konstantinos Costa-Gavras, Mircea-Stefan Daneliuc, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Jean-Xavier De Lestrade, Bavo Defurne, Toral Dixit, Paul Durgan, Klemen Dvornik, Christiana Ebohon, Nacho Faerna, Jacques Fansten, Marco Tullio Giordana, Tudor-Flaviu Giurgiu, Enric Gomà, Joaquín Górriz, Jochen Greve, Kristina Grozeva, Stere Gulea, Nic Guttridge, Kieron Hawkes, Napoleon-Leonardo Helmis, Hans Herbots, Miguel Hermoso, Alejandro Hernandez, Illy Hill, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Jessica Hobbs, Agnieszka Holland, Jan Hrebejk, Hrvoje Hribar, Tonislav Hristov, Lou Jeunet, Jonathan Jones, Karen Kelly,  Cédric Klapisch, Stephan Komandarev, Marek Lescak, Caroline Link, Zuzana Liová, Carlos Lopez, Miloslav Luther, Matevž Luzar, Serban Marinescu, Dalibor Matanic, Roger Michell, Radu Mihaileanu, Lynsey Miller, Carlos Molinero, Christian Mungiu, Călin Peter Netzer, Liviu-Doru Niţescu, Zrinko Ogresta, Rithv Panh, Ines Paris, Sir Alan Parker, Emanuel Alexandru Pârvu, Sverre Pedersen, Barnaby Peel, Adela Peeva, Metod Pevec, Nicolas Philibert, Nic Phillips, Dan Piţam Constantin Popescu, Corneliu Porumboiu, Radu-Christian Potcoavă, Paul Powell, Shok Prasad, Udavan Prasad, Diane Redmond, Alberto Rodriquez Librero, Michael Roskam, Stefan Ruzowitzky, Branko Schmidt, Jon Sen, Danilo Serbedzija, Alberto Simone, Marko Skop, Steve Smith, Birgitte Stærmose, Hugh Stoddart, Charles Sturridge, Ondrej Sulaj, Martin Sulik, Jan Sverak, Bertrand Tavernier, Anna Thomson, Fernando Trueba, Paul Unwin, Enrique Urbizu, Petar Valchanov, Jaco Van Dormael, Frank Van Passel, Jan Verheyen, Žiga Virc, Margarethe Von Trotta, Hans Werner Geissendörfer, Susanna White, Martijn Winkler, Virginia Yague, Benito Zambrano. Learn more on our campaign page - FRENCH VERSION BELOW - Il est temps d’agir. Agir pour mettre fin à une réalité simple et regrettable : aujourd’hui, la vaste majorité des scénaristes et réalisateurs européens ne perçoivent aucune rémunération lorsque leurs films et séries sont regardés sur les plateformes numériques en Europe. De nombreuses raisons expliquent cette situation injuste et dommageable : la majorité des États membres européens ne prévoient pas un droit à une rémunération équitable pour les auteurs ; les contrats imposés aux scénaristes et réalisateurs les privent de ce droit ; les pratiques contractuelles rendent les remontées de recettes le long de la chaine d’exploitation opaques et incertaines, parfois même pour les producteurs. Le projet de directive européenne sur le droit d’auteur, actuellement en discussion au Parlement européen et au Conseil, est la dernière occasion de changer les règles et de donner aux auteurs une chance d’être rémunérés. Le droit à une rémunération proportionnelle existe déjà dans un petit nombre de pays européens et permet aux auteurs de percevoir, à travers leurs organismes de gestion collective, une rémunération lorsque leurs œuvres sont mises à disposition et visionnées. Aujourd’hui, en Europe, quand vous êtes auteur, vous êtes payé si votre film est dans le catalogue d’une plateforme en France ou en Italie par exemple, mais vous ne recevez rien si le même film est disponible en Allemagne, en Irlande ou en République tchèque. C’est typiquement le genre d’inégalité que l’Europe peut corriger. La construction du marché unique numérique européen peut et doit mettre fin à ces disparités et discriminations qui affaiblissent les auteurs et, par conséquent, la créativité en Europe. C’est pourquoi nous appelons le Parlement européen, les États membres, et la Commission européenne à écouter la voix des créateurs européens et adopter la mesure suivante: un droit inaliénable à une rémunération proportionnelle pour les auteurs, qui serait perçue directement auprès des plateformes de vidéo à la demande par les organismes de gestion collective représentant les auteurs. Il n’y pas d’autre moyen de garantir aux scénaristes et réalisateurs une rémunération équitable pour l’exploitation à la demande de leurs œuvres ! Soutenez les scénaristes et réalisateurs européens. Signez la petition.

21,159 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to Instagram

Stop art theft on Instagram - more protection for artist's works

Art theft on Instagram has been a growing problem. Some people think that since it's on the internet, they can do whatever they want with what they find. Reposting wouldn't be a big issue, if they just respected the artists' will.Some creators don't want their art to be reposted on other social medias, while others allow that, but only if given proper credits. Lots of Instagram accounts keep reposting art, cutting out, deleting or blurring the creator's signature, and/or editing pictures without first asking if they could do so. And then, they proceed to put their name on it. This way, artists can't be reached and praised for their work, and sometimes they get less notes where they originally posted their art than the reposted one - but since there's usually no way to tell who made it, they won't get more visibility. Quoting the site's guidelines:“Share only photos and videos that you’ve taken or have the right to share.As always, you own the content you post on Instagram. Remember to post authentic content, and don’t post anything you’ve copied or collected from the Internet that you don’t have the right to post.”. So, the site doesn't allow such behaviour, but doesn't really take action when it happens anyway. In order to get his works deleted from the platform, an artist must make an account. Then, they can ask whoever posted it to delete the picture - but that doesn't mean the user will do it. Lots of accounts proceed to block whoever tries to interfere with their posting routines, being it the original artist or not.So, the poor artist have to fill a report for every single picture, with proof that it's their own work.It can be a long and stressing thing to do, depeding on how many time the work has been reposted. With this petition we're asking more protection towards content creators by taking action on accounts who have the tenedecy to repost stolen art. We think that a new option that allows every user to report a post the same way a creator could do, with a link to the original art from a valid source, could be a nice start.

Alessia Da Corte
806 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, ShoPro, GameFreak, YouTube

Retract the Unfair Copyright Claims on Videos that Fall Within Fair Use

ShoPro has blocked many Pokemon anime-related videos on YouTube even though they fall well within the realm of fair use. Fair use allows copyright-protected works to be used for criticism, commentary and parody, among other uses. Many YouTubers and viewers have been hurt by ShoPro's decision to block Pokemon anime-related videos indiscriminately. These YouTubers include TheJwittz, Tamashi, Lockstin & Gnoggin, Pokesins, Entity Mays and MegaCrasher. Both content creators and viewers have been deeply affected by this issue. Content creators are afraid of making Pokemon anime-related content as their videos might get taken down, and viewers are unable to watch the series they enjoy. It hurts because we love Pokemon and these fan-made videos referencing the anime series are our way of celebrating our love for the Pokemon anime series. Remember that when the Pokemon Sun & Moon anime series first came out and the general sentiment was that the art style has taken a step back and Ash looked strange compared to the past few seasons? People didn't like the changes in general, but those fan-made videos actually made people interested and actually give the series a chance. This is another huge reason why the takedowns are a slap in the face for many of the affected content creators. To ShoPro, please retract your copyright claims against these channels and their videos as they fall within fair use. To others, please show any channel you know has been affected by this issue some love and support.

Jason Low
5,242 supporters