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faq->entries->why-its-important-to-avoid-control-and-profiling-by-platforms->title Why it's important to avoid control and profiling by platforms?
faq->entries->why-its-important-to-avoid-control-and-profiling-by-platforms->body Because you have the right to be free. Free to look for and find the works that you want, driven by your own curiosity and not by algorithmic filter bubbles that decide for you, without listing what you download in the supplier's databases.
faq->entries->how-will-file-sharing-freedom-benefit-citizens->title How will file sharing freedom benefit citizens?
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->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-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->how-much-will-it-cost-for-users->title How much will it cost for users?
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-will-freedom-to-share-files-benefit-artists->title How will freedom to share files benefit artists?
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->if-file-sharing-is-free-how-will-artists-earn-money->title If file sharing is free how will artists earn money?
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->what-should-authors-do-to-make-sure-that-their-work-is-available-for-file-sharing->title What should authors do to make sure that their work is available for file sharing?
faq->entries->what-should-authors-do-to-make-sure-that-their-work-is-available-for-file-sharing->body Publish it and wait for citizens to share it. If they want, they can also personally make available their work through file sharing networks.
faq->entries->what-if-an-author-does-not-agree-to-have-his-work-shared-through-file-sharing-networks->title What if an author does not agree to have his work shared through file sharing networks?
faq->entries->what-if-an-author-does-not-agree-to-have-his-work-shared-through-file-sharing-networks->body He is free to not publish his work and then his work will not be shared. Once a work is public, all citizens have some right (sing privately, make copies for personal use and, we believe, use file sharing networks for personal use).
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-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->are-you-against-authors->title Are you against authors?
faq->entries->are-you-against-authors->body Not at all. We want to update copyright so that it's compatible with modern reality and people's preferences. We believe modern technology is an opportunity for authors, not a problem. We also believe that it's harmful for authors to depend on and support very unfair and unpopular status quo of copyright laws. Some authors might be appreciated and know by people much more thanks to file sharing.
faq->entries->are-you-against-rightsholders->title Are you against rightsholders?
faq->entries->are-you-against-rightsholders->body No, as long as they pursue the stated objectives of copyright (and author rights), that is the promotion of culture and social progress. Majors lost an opportunity when they attacked Napster in the early 2000; they could have sided with it and gained a free money machine. Instead they missed a decade and now they depend on royalties from Spotify, Apple, etc. for their survival. Our proposal is an opportunity for collecting societies, publishers, record labels and other rightsholders too.
faq->entries->are-you-against-digital-platforms->title Are you against digital platforms?
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!
Key English State
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?
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->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->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->this-is-not-a-new-idea->title This is not a new idea!
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-only-a-dream->title This is only a dream!
faq->entries->what-are-related-rights->body In copyright law, related rights are the rights of a creative work not connected with the work's actual author. Within the European Union, the rights of film producers (as opposed to directors) and database creators are also protected by related rights. A practical definition is that related rights are copyright-type rights that are not covered by the Berne Convention.
faq->entries->what-are-related-rights->title What are «related rights»?
faq->entries->what-if-an-author-does-not-agree-to-have-his-work-shared-through-file-sharing-networks->body He is free to not publish his work and then his work will not be shared. Once a work is public, all citizens have some right (sing privately, make copies for personal use and, we believe, use file sharing networks for personal use).
faq->entries->what-if-an-author-does-not-agree-to-have-his-work-shared-through-file-sharing-networks->title What if an author does not agree to have his work shared through file sharing networks?
faq->entries->what-is-a-european-citizen-initiative->body An ECI is the opportunity given by European Union's commission to it's citizens to impulse changes in legislation. Link to wikipedia's page on <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Citizens%27_Initiative">European citizens' initiative</a>.
faq->entries->what-is-a-european-citizen-initiative->title What is a European Citizen Initiative?
faq->entries->what-is-file-sharing->body File sharing is the act of providing access to a work by digital methods and making copies of the work accessed. Usually it refers to practices like peer-to-peer sharing. But it may include sending an email attachment, using a physical support and so on.
faq->entries->what-is-file-sharing->title What is file sharing?
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->what-is-the-sui-generis-database-right->title What is the Sui Generis Database Right?
faq->entries->what-should-authors-do-to-make-sure-that-their-work-is-available-for-file-sharing->body Publish it and wait for citizens to share it. If they want, they can also personally make available their work through file sharing networks.
faq->entries->what-should-authors-do-to-make-sure-that-their-work-is-available-for-file-sharing->title What should authors do to make sure that their work is available for file sharing?
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->why-do-i-have-to-provide-so-much-personal-information->title Why do I have to provide so much personal information?
faq->entries->why-its-important-to-avoid-control-and-profiling-by-platforms->body Because you have the right to be free. Free to look for and find the works that you want, driven by your own curiosity and not by algorithmic filter bubbles that decide for you, without listing what you download in the supplier's databases.
faq->entries->why-its-important-to-avoid-control-and-profiling-by-platforms->title Why it's important to avoid control and profiling by platforms?
faq->entries->why-should-i-sign-this-european-citizen-initiative->body To foster sharing, and thus spreading, of creative works, other contents, and culture; to be free to access creative works without having to be controlled and profiled.

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