[ZDNet] After ACTA, EU kicks off ‘Licences for Europe’ copyright reform

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The European Commission has unveiled ‘Licences for Europe’, an initiative that encourages content stakeholders and consumers to work out short-term solutions to Europe’s copyright issues ahead of creating legislation. […]

Digital rights group La Quadrature du Net slammed the initiative as a « parody of debate » dominated by the entertainment industry. […]

« More than ever, EU citizens must engage with their representatives and urge them to courageously call for reforming a copyright regime gone mad, which has come to threaten our society’s fundamental values, users’ freedoms and the very structure of a free internet. No citizen should agree to the terms and conditions of these Licences for Europe. » […]