Back in May last year, we wrote about how the European Commission’s “Licences for Europe” initiative had turned into a fiasco, with public interest groups and open access supporters pulling out in protest at the way it was being…
European fans! From what I can tell, this is a serious opportunity to weigh in and argue for a right to make transformative, noncommercial works. Apparently sometimes sheer numbers do matter. Questions 40-44 deal with “user-generated content,” including fanworks, and you don’t have to answer other questions—you can just answer those.
Further from Techdirt: “Navigating this can be daunting, so a broad coalition has put together a site called youcan.fixcopyright.eu. It is designed to offer a quick way of selecting groups of questions that are most likely to be of interest to specific kinds of respondents — for example, online users, teachers, parents, bloggers, etc.”
Just writing about why we should have the right to make transformative works could have real effects. Please consider giving it a moment of your time!