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faq->entries->are-you-against-digital-platforms->body No, if they do not abuse of their power to control and profile people. The various internet services which have come to dominate the digital distribution of culture can be a net positive because they make distribution more efficient. Disintermediation can also reduce the amount of money wasted on middlemen who do not produce any additional culture. However, we don't see why giant centralised internet services run by few multinationals should be in control of culture in the digital era. Efforts like article 17 in directive 790/2019 ("upload filters") were misguided, and will inevitably fail, because they failed to attack the root problem.
faq->entries->do-you-want-to-destroy-existing-digital-distribution-channels->title Do you want to destroy existing digital distribution channels?
faq->entries->do-you-want-to-destroy-existing-digital-distribution-channels->body No. Services survive in the long run because consumers like them, not because politicians write this or that law.
faq->entries->file-sharing-platforms-are-competitors-of-netflix-spotify-and-other-content-distribution-platforms->title Are file sharing platforms competitors of Netflix, Spotify and other content distribution platforms?
faq->entries->file-sharing-platforms-are-competitors-of-netflix-spotify-and-other-content-distribution-platforms->body No. Because they are networks, there is no single competitor: file sharing networks are distributed (there is no mandatory intermediary). File sharing networks are owned by the citizens that participate in it.
faq->entries->is-it-true-file-sharing-gives-the-opportunity-to-find-stuff-very-rare-no-more-on-the-market-located-in-some-unknown-place-difficult-to-find->title Is it true file sharing gives the opportunity to find stuff very rare / no more on the market /located in some unknown place, difficult to find?
faq->entries->is-it-true-file-sharing-gives-the-opportunity-to-find-stuff-very-rare-no-more-on-the-market-located-in-some-unknown-place-difficult-to-find->body Yes, as long as some part of the network has it. Sometimes, when usual channel fail, some stuff is already there, ready to be collected. On some networks nowaday, there are 10-40 million files available, with million nodes-users.
faq->entries->this-is-only-a-dream->title This is only a dream!
faq->entries->this-is-only-a-dream->body We realise that our proposal is the only way to go ahead for a copyright based on fundamental rights. We think sometimes such ambition is needed.
faq->entries->this-is-not-a-new-idea->title This is not a new idea!
faq->entries->this-is-not-a-new-idea->body Admittedly, it's mostly an old idea. The most famous variant is probably Fisher's proposal of a statutory license to solve problems like Napster being shut down because it was only able to stop 99,4 % of copyright infringement but not 100 %. <a href="http://www.free-culture.cc/freeculture.pdf">See "Free culture" (2004), p. 307.</a>
faq->entries->you-want-to-violate-copyright->title You want to violate copyright!
faq->entries->you-want-to-violate-copyright->body No. We want to change copyright and our proposal is compatible with the Berne convention and related treaties.
faq->entries->what-is-the-sui-generis-database-right->title What is the Sui Generis Database Right?
faq->entries->what-is-the-sui-generis-database-right->body The sui generis right protects databases, in which there has been a substantial investment in obtaining, verifying or presenting the data contents, against unauthorised extraction and re-utilisation of their content. There is no requirement for creativity or originality. This right lasts 15 years from the date the non-creative database was made. It is distinct and independent from copyright, which protects original works. Sui Generis Database Right belongs to the family of «related rights», i.e. similar but independent from copyright.
faq->entries->i-am-eu-citizen-resident-outside-of-the-eu-can-i-sign-the-eci->title I am EU citizen resident outside of the EU. Can I sign the ECI?
faq->entries->i-am-eu-citizen-resident-outside-of-the-eu-can-i-sign-the-eci->body This depends on the member state of which you are national. Depending on the requirements asked by the member states, you may or may not be able to sign up online. This is due to the fact that some member states require an EU address.
faq->entries->i-am-a-national-of-one-eu-member-state-but-living-in-another-eu-member-state-in-which-member-state-do-i-sign->title I am a national of one EU member state but living in another EU member state. In which member state do I sign?
faq->entries->i-am-a-national-of-one-eu-member-state-but-living-in-another-eu-member-state-in-which-member-state-do-i-sign->body You can choose to select either the country of your citizenship or the country where you currently live in. Please bear in mind, that you can sign up only once for the initiative “Freedom to Share”. The data which you provide in your signature will determine in which member state your signature will be counted. Example: an Austrian citizen living in Estonia can either: a) fill in the form for Estonia, providing their full first names, family names, address, date and place of birth and nationality - in this case, their signature will be verified and therefore counted in Estonia, or b) or fill in the form for Austria, providing in addition to the above data a personal identification document number from the list accepted by Austria – in this case, their signature will be verified and therefore counted in Austria.
faq->entries->im-not-sure-ive-signed-the-eci-yet-can-i-sign-a-second-time-or-is-my-signature-invalidated->title I'm not sure I've signed the ECI yet. Can I sign a second time or is my signature invalidated?
faq->entries->im-not-sure-ive-signed-the-eci-yet-can-i-sign-a-second-time-or-is-my-signature-invalidated->body Yes, sign again if you're unsure. Your signature is valid and is counted only once. The software automatically detects double signatures and sorts out duplicates.
faq->entries->why-do-i-have-to-provide-so-much-personal-information->title Why do I have to provide so much personal information?
faq->entries->why-do-i-have-to-provide-so-much-personal-information->body A European Citizens' Initiative is different from a "normal" petition: it is an official democratic instrument that enables EU citizens to help shape Europe by asking the European Commission to propose a legislative act. If we manage to collect one million (validated) signatures, the EU Commission will be legally obliged to deal with our demands. We have no control over what data is required for the signing of a European Citizens' Initiative by the member states. The respective EU member states determine which data must be collected, so that the signatures are valid and counted. For this reason, in an ECI it is necessary to give more personal data than you are used to from other "petitions".
faq->entries->could-this-proposal-be-used-as-a-legal-blanket-for-the-distribution-of-private-information-such-as-personal-data-private-pictures-etc->title Could this proposal be used as a "legal blanket" for the distribution of private information such as personal data, private pictures, etc.?
faq->entries->could-this-proposal-be-used-as-a-legal-blanket-for-the-distribution-of-private-information-such-as-personal-data-private-pictures-etc->body No. This proposal only concerns the distribution of published material. Sharing unpublished materials will remain illegal. In addition to that, distribution of personal data is illegal if does not comply with the GDPR.
faq->entries->is-it-going-to-be-legal-to-share-all-files->title Is it going to be legal to share all files?
faq->entries->is-it-going-to-be-legal-to-share-all-files->body Of course not. We are proposing to amend copyright and related laws. Many other laws may prevent sharing specific kinds of files: think of trade secrets, privacy and so on.
faq->entries->ok-i-got-it-what-can-i-do-to-make-file-sharing-legal->title OK, I got it. What can I do to make file sharing legal?
faq->entries->ok-i-got-it-what-can-i-do-to-make-file-sharing-legal->body First, remember to sign the ECI campaign. This will contribute to reach the one million signature goal that will oblige the Commission to take a position on our initiative. Then, you can help in other ways: 1. spread the campaign with your friends and contacts (write them, spread the communication materials, talk to them, etc. please note there will be 12 months time in order to collect 1 million subscriptions). 2. get in touch with us and contribute to the organization and spreading of the campaign in your country coordinating with other campaigners. 3. last but not least, you can also support the campaign making a donation.
faq->entries->i-see-there-is-money-involved-who-is-going-to-pay-who->title I see there is money involved. Who is going to pay who?
faq->entries->i-see-there-is-money-involved-who-is-going-to-pay-who->body It depends on how the proposal will be implemented in law. There are different legal techniques: 1. providing that citizens using file sharing networks have to pay a license to be allowed to share files including works. 2. providing for an additional small amount of money to be paid by all citizens that access the internet (and eventually share works through file sharing networks). 3. providing that a fair remuneration is paid by the state (using taxes paid by citizens).
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faq->entries->file-sharing-platforms-are-competitors-of-netflix-spotify-and-other-content-distribution-platforms->body No. Because they are networks, there is no single competitor: file sharing networks are distributed (there is no mandatory intermediary). File sharing networks are owned by the citizens that participate in it.
faq->entries->file-sharing-platforms-are-competitors-of-netflix-spotify-and-other-content-distribution-platforms->title Are file sharing platforms competitors of Netflix, Spotify and other content distribution platforms?
faq->entries->how-do-you-think-file-sharing-should-be-regulated->body We believe file sharing should be free for private use by citizens; authors and other right holders should receive a fair remuneration for the use of their works by citizens.
faq->entries->how-do-you-think-file-sharing-should-be-regulated->title How do you think file sharing should be regulated?
faq->entries->how-much-will-it-cost-for-users->body There is a spectrum of possible implementations of our proposal. We believe it's possible, with modern empirical methods and evidence-based economics, to calculate the fair compensation for the various scenarios.
faq->entries->how-much-will-it-cost-for-users->title How much will it cost for users?
faq->entries->how-should-money-be-distributed-among-authors-and-other-right-holders->body Collecting societies already have different methods to share among authors and other right holders the fair remuneration collected (money collected from the private copy levy, etc.). We believe that distribution of fair compensation collected for file sharing could be very fair if done properly. As way of example, it could be possible to develop transparent and fair statistics on the works shared through file sharing networks implementing a safe "counter" measuring the number of transfers for each file and dividing the total amount collected proportionally between content creators.
faq->entries->how-should-money-be-distributed-among-authors-and-other-right-holders->title How should money be distributed among authors and other right holders?
faq->entries->how-will-file-sharing-freedom-benefit-citizens->body They will be free to access works through file sharing networks without being required to use platforms that profile them.
faq->entries->how-will-file-sharing-freedom-benefit-citizens->title How will file sharing freedom benefit citizens?
faq->entries->how-will-freedom-to-share-files-benefit-artists->body They will receive money for the use of their works from file sharers. Moreover they will allow citizens to access their works by means that are not under control of third parties: authors will enjoy more freedom and their works will be at hand.
faq->entries->how-will-freedom-to-share-files-benefit-artists->title How will freedom to share files benefit artists?
faq->entries->i-am-a-national-of-one-eu-member-state-but-living-in-another-eu-member-state-in-which-member-state-do-i-sign->body You can choose to select either the country of your citizenship or the country where you currently live in. Please bear in mind, that you can sign up only once for the initiative “Freedom to Share”. The data which you provide in your signature will determine in which member state your signature will be counted. Example: an Austrian citizen living in Estonia can either: a) fill in the form for Estonia, providing their full first names, family names, address, date and place of birth and nationality - in this case, their signature will be verified and therefore counted in Estonia, or b) or fill in the form for Austria, providing in addition to the above data a personal identification document number from the list accepted by Austria – in this case, their signature will be verified and therefore counted in Austria.
faq->entries->i-am-a-national-of-one-eu-member-state-but-living-in-another-eu-member-state-in-which-member-state-do-i-sign->title I am a national of one EU member state but living in another EU member state. In which member state do I sign?
faq->entries->i-am-eu-citizen-resident-outside-of-the-eu-can-i-sign-the-eci->body This depends on the member state of which you are national. Depending on the requirements asked by the member states, you may or may not be able to sign up online. This is due to the fact that some member states require an EU address.
faq->entries->i-am-eu-citizen-resident-outside-of-the-eu-can-i-sign-the-eci->title I am EU citizen resident outside of the EU. Can I sign the ECI?
faq->entries->i-like-being-social-why-p2p-file-sharing-should-be-better-than-distribution-platforms->body Because p2p file sharing allows you to be really social: when you share files, at the same time you get files from other people. Interacting with an algorithm is not being social. P2p sometimes optimizes bandwith usage, when you are collecting a file that is available at many other clients, many of them might send you different parts at the same time, considerably reducing transfer time.
faq->entries->i-like-being-social-why-p2p-file-sharing-should-be-better-than-distribution-platforms->title I like being social. Why p2p file sharing should be better than distribution platforms?
faq->entries->i-see-there-is-money-involved-who-is-going-to-pay-who->body It depends on how the proposal will be implemented in law. There are different legal techniques: 1. providing that citizens using file sharing networks have to pay a license to be allowed to share files including works. 2. providing for an additional small amount of money to be paid by all citizens that access the internet (and eventually share works through file sharing networks). 3. providing that a fair remuneration is paid by the state (using taxes paid by citizens).
faq->entries->i-see-there-is-money-involved-who-is-going-to-pay-who->title I see there is money involved. Who is going to pay who?
faq->entries->if-file-sharing-is-free-how-will-artists-earn-money->body They will receive a share of the fair remuneration collected for use of their works. This will add to their usual means of remuneration.
faq->entries->if-file-sharing-is-free-how-will-artists-earn-money->title If file sharing is free how will artists earn money?
faq->entries->im-not-sure-ive-signed-the-eci-yet-can-i-sign-a-second-time-or-is-my-signature-invalidated->body Yes, sign again if you're unsure. Your signature is valid and is counted only once. The software automatically detects double signatures and sorts out duplicates.
faq->entries->im-not-sure-ive-signed-the-eci-yet-can-i-sign-a-second-time-or-is-my-signature-invalidated->title I'm not sure I've signed the ECI yet. Can I sign a second time or is my signature invalidated?
faq->entries->is-file-sharing-legal->body File sharing on peer-to-peer networks is not legal. The objective of the initiative is to change the law in the European Union.
faq->entries->is-file-sharing-legal->title Is file sharing legal?
faq->entries->is-it-going-to-be-legal-to-share-all-files->body Of course not. We are proposing to amend copyright and related laws. Many other laws may prevent sharing specific kinds of files: think of trade secrets, privacy and so on.
faq->entries->is-it-going-to-be-legal-to-share-all-files->title Is it going to be legal to share all files?
faq->entries->is-it-true-file-sharing-gives-the-opportunity-to-find-stuff-very-rare-no-more-on-the-market-located-in-some-unknown-place-difficult-to-find->body Yes, as long as some part of the network has it. Sometimes, when usual channel fail, some stuff is already there, ready to be collected. On some networks nowaday, there are 10-40 million files available, with million nodes-users.
faq->entries->is-it-true-file-sharing-gives-the-opportunity-to-find-stuff-very-rare-no-more-on-the-market-located-in-some-unknown-place-difficult-to-find->title Is it true file sharing gives the opportunity to find stuff very rare / no more on the market /located in some unknown place, difficult to find?

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