Berlin Declaration of Collectively Managed Online Rights
From P2P Foundation
Berlin Declaration on Collectively Managed Online Rights
"DRM and mass-prosecution of filesharers are not solutions acceptable to an open and equitable society.
- Primary goal of copyright lawmaking must be a balance between the rights of creators and those of the public.
- Collecting societies need to become more democratic, transparent and flexible, allowing their members to release their works under open-access, non-commercial licenses.
- With the collecting societies suitably reformed, the successful European experience with exceptions and limitations compensated by levies should be reviewed for possible application to the on-line realm.
- We urge the European Commission to consider a content flatrate to ensure compensation of rightsholders without control over users.