Artist Statement Opposing EU IP Enforcement Directive: Michael Franti

By |March 8th, 2004|

Why Artists Oppose the European Union Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive
Michael Franti, Spearhead
“Prosecuting fans who share music files in order to prevent piracy is like outlawing sex to prevent pregnancy.
I do not support the spirit of this legislation because it does more to punish fans than it does to help artists and labels […]

Consumers Rally at EU Today Against Dangerous IP Enforcement Directive: Artists Claim Law Will Not Help Them and Will Harm Consumers

By |March 8th, 2004|

Consumers Rally at EU Today Against Dangerous IP Enforcement Directive
Artists Claim Law Will Not Help Them and Will Harm Consumers
Consumers, artists, and representatives of civil liberties groups from across Europe will join together today in Strasbourg, France to demonstrate against the controversial European Union Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive.The proposed directive is scheduled for […]

Rebuttal to Fourtou’s Positions (PDF)

By |March 8th, 2004|

Comments Made by Fortou Prior to Passage

By |March 8th, 2004|

MEP Marco Cappato Release Announcing 9 March Press Conference at EU: “Fourtou Report and Digital Freedom”

By |March 8th, 2004|

Photos from Consumer Rights Rally Against EU IP Rights Enforcement Directive

By |March 8th, 2004|

MEP Marco Cappato Release: 35 MEPs Table Amendments to Protect User’s Privacy and Ensure Proportionality and Fairness

By |March 4th, 2004|

EP/ INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: 35 MEPs TABLE AMENDMENTS TO PROTECT USERS’ PRIVACY, AND FOR PROPORTIONALITY OF COPYRIGHT SANCTIONS AND FAIR ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGAL PROCEDURES. Marco Cappato, Radical MEP, tabled 5 amendments on the proposal for a directive on measures and procedures to ensure the enforcement of intellectual property rights (Fourtou Report), with the backing […]

EDRi/CODE Press Release: “Coalition Urges Rejection of Controversial EU IP Directive”

By |March 3rd, 2004|

Coalition Urges Rejection of Controversial EU IP Directive

By |March 2nd, 2004|

March 2, 2004
Consumer Rights Rally at EU in Strasbourg on 8 March:

Coalition Urges Rejection of Controversial EU IP Directive

An international coalition of civil liberties and consumer rights groups are holding a digital rights rally and press conference to oppose the controversial European Union Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive on the eve of its final […]

Una Coalizione Esorta a Respingere la Controversa Direttiva Europea sulla Propriet` Intellettuale [French]

By |March 2nd, 2004|

2 Marzo, 2004

Una Coalizione Esorta a Respingere la Controversa Direttiva Europea sulla Propriet` Intellettuale

Una coalizazione internazionale di gruppi per i diritti dei consumatori e per le libert` civili stanno organizzando una manifestazione e una conferenza stampa per opporsi alla controversa Direttiva dell’Unione Europea […]