To all of you who have called, and those who wrote an e-mail, and those that support #SaveYourInternet in all different ways, from very vocal to very silent -- thank you.
You guys are amazing. You are taking part in a political and historical process.
This is an old one, but a golden one. And it applies to 2010, 2012, and now just as well.
@rysiek Not being an EU citizen I don't know how based in reality this is.
But I do know that activist campaigns are often well-organized (perhaps too well) to try and make a stronger point, and that has no bearing on the conviction of the campaign.
And I don't like politicians papering over problems in their laws with exceptions, as those generally indicate deeper problems.
That said if you're yet to comment it'd be a good idea to directly address this in your own words.
@rysiek Yet that's how politicians sometimes try to compromise with us.
On the TPPA citizenry of almost all the relevant countries did not want ISDS in any form and used the campaign for SmokeFree 2020 (in New Zealand) as an example of why it could be a bad idea. So an exception was added to the freetrade agreement for cigerrates.
The new exception on "property" though could be construed to be general enough.
@rysiek Lol, the old lobbying guard is absolutely losing it when being counter-lobbied.
On the positive side, I think it shows that it doesn't take much to defeat these gatekeepers, they're just used to operating in the dark, without opposition and hate being exposed.
The fact that they're talking about a " bad-faith attempt to discredit a proposed directive" even as that's been their strategy every time a relaxation of copyright was proposed has me on the floor.
@Dekken the authors identify themselves in the text -- it's the publishers' lobby. They sent this to every single MEP.
And yes, something needs to be done about the huge publishers' lobby. There are ways copyright can work in the digital age, but it's not going to be anything that publishers push for.