As part of the ongoing European debate on copyright, CEATL supports the
#CopyrightforFreedom campaign launched by the Federation of European Publishers (http://fep-fee NULL.eu/) on 20 March 2015 at the Paris Book Fair.
Writing, publishing, working as a bookseller, reading books, are all founded on freedom of expression. As it is expressed in letters that will be sent to the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the European Union:
‘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In the ongoing debate on how to modernise the EU framework, there are some who seek to convince us that copyright is outdated.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.’
To support the campaign, please sign and relay the petition (https://www NULL.change NULL.org/p/european-parliament-european-commission-council-of-the-european-union-support-creation-support-freedom-of-expression-support-copyright-7).
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