[Koalicja-l] "Brazil is putting an end to the ‘war on copying,’ at R$ 3,00 per month"

Bożena Bednarek-Michalska b.michalska w bu.uni.torun.pl
Czw, 2 Wrz 2010, 18:58:37 CEST

Compartilhamento legal! – Brazil is putting an end to the ‘war on  
copying,’ at R$ 3,00 per month
1. September 2010

On the final day of the public consultation on Brazil’s copyright bill  
(English translation), all wakes of the legal, creative, civil society  
and industrial sectors were abuzz with activity. Among the last minute  
contributors was an impressive initiative of 28 academic, educational,  
consumer, musical and digital cultural organizations, joined in the  
Network for copyright law reform. In their “fifteen contributions for  
access to knowledge” they propose, among others, an exception for  
educational non-profit use and a term reduction from 70 to 50 years  
after the death of the author.

An overlapping constellation of civil society and art actors focussed  
their submission on a single issue: file-sharing. Under the slogan  
“Compartilhamento legal! R$3,00 de todos para tudo,” this network is  
proposing to legalize non-commercial file-sharing in exchange for a  
levy on broadband Internet access. The idea is nearly as old as  
peer-to-peer file-sharing itself. It has been tested in technology and  
in law making a few times. Here and now in Brazil, it feels like it  
might actually become a reality.
Continues here: http://www.vgrass.de/?p=382

Bożena Bednarek-Michalska
Biblioteka Uniwersytecka w Toruniu
87-100 Toruń
ul. Gagarina 13
tel.: (48+56) 6114417

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