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Reform Agenda for Overhaul and Updating of EU Copyright

ComputerWorldUK - Glyn Moody - It would be something of an understatement to say that European copyright is a mess, with different rules applying in each of the 28 Member States, making cross-border cultural exchange and business hard to the point of impossibility. But worse than that inconsistency is the fact that European copyright is simply not fit for the digital age. There is now a huge gulf between what copyright allows, and what the public would like to do - and, in many cases, is already doing online, irrespective of the law. That was revealed in the results of the European Commission's consultation on copyright last year - shown most dramatically in this interesting visual representation of the widely-differing views on various aspects.

What we need is a thoroughgoing reform of the entire copyright system in Europe, and Julia Reda, now the lone MEP from the Pirate Party, has put together just that: