The Création-Public-Internet (CPI) platform brings together consumer, artist and citizen organisations such as La Quadrature du Net in France. Today, the CPI is launching a campaign for the legal recognition of not-for profit file sharing between individuals and for instituting new statutory resource pooling for the fair and democratically governed financing of digital creation.
In its press release, Creation-Public-Internet expressed its indignation in the face of France’s stubborn repressive policy running counter to the development paths of digital culture and the economy. The CPI platform asks all candidates in the 2012 French presidential election and all political parties to commit to creating the conditions for an enlarged access to culture, in particular through the legalisation of file sharing between individuals without aim of profit.
The CPI platform was created two years ago in reaction to the HADOPI three-strike law
The proposal of the CPI platform covers all media, including Internet-native media and works that have been distributed in digital form to consumers (whether commercially or not), including of course works that have been voluntarily shared by their authors. It relies on a € 5 per month contribution per broadband Internet subscription
“There is now a remarkable opportunity to break away from the obscurantist refusal to grant individuals the right to share digital culture among themselves. At the same time, the financial contribution will significantly help sustain the activities of an ever increasing number of creators.” declared Philippe Aigrain, co-founder of the citizen group La Quadrature du Net.