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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).
faq->entries->is-file-sharing-legal->title Is file sharing legal?
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->how-do-you-think-file-sharing-should-be-regulated->title How do you think file sharing should be regulated?
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->what-is-file-sharing->title What is file sharing?
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-a-european-citizen-initiative->title What is a European Citizen Initiative?
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>.
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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?
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?

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