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Culture is under attack in Europe, we need your help ! #EuropeForCreators https://t.co/xT661XHZ1m @EUForCreators

Why Duplicate, Why not Copyrighted ?
"YouTube is cracking down on creators who post duplicated content "
https://t.co/vQKM9qkqUr #copyright #youtube #makeinternetfair #europeforcreators
𝘿𝙪𝙥𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙚, or 𝘾𝙤𝙥𝙮𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙚𝙙 ?

"The digital world cannot be a law-free area" and certainly not at the expense of what is the very essence of freedom of expression and democracy: plurality of creations, creators and authors #copyright #europeforcreators #europeforcreativity @HelgaTruepel @VRoziere @AxelVossMdEP

Europe and its #castles - our contribution to the blog parade #SalonEuropa is now online in English https://t.co/cEKCbEmt0L 🌍#schlösser_zu_tisch #SchlossGenuss #SharingHeritage #Europe #EuropeForCulture #europeforcreators #Europa @europanostra #blogparade

Važno obaveštenje za sve naše klijente koji u u Evropskoj uniji: Evropski parlament uvodi nove direktive koje menjaju internet https://t.co/ZrOzABk2x1 #eu #copyright #europe #europeforcreators

The #Copyright Directive saga clearly shows that the EU can heavily affect creators' livelihoods. So... Vote accordingly in May '19! More: https://t.co/HsPLzwk5tP #ThisTimeImVoting #FixToV #EuropeForCreators @EMInternational @PetrosFassoulas @authorsocieties

Lancement de la 3ème table ronde Quel(s) régulateur(s) pour quelle régulation audiovisuelle ? #AudioCiné #numérique #piratage
#AudioCiné #europeforcreators

Un grand merci à @pierremoscovici qui conclu cette table ronde en apportant sa vision en tant que Commissaire européen.
Il est bon de rappeler que la régulation de l'audiovisuel à l'ère du numérique est aussi un défi européen. 🇪🇺
#AudioCiné #europeforcreators

For people so hell-bent on calling out censorship where it ain't, you sure are quick to block anything that doesn't fit your echo chamber #FixCopyright #IronyMuch #GoogleLobby #SaveYourDemocracy #EuropeForCreators @davidclowery @martinmcneil @neilturkewitz @crispinhunt @_C4C_

Ein paar Fragen und Antworten zu „Klicktivismus“ und anonyme Massen-E-Mails“ 👉 https://t.co/S0y5WbVb08
#EuropeforCreators #saveoursound #urheberrecht

First trilogue meeting on the #copyright proposal today, we call on all EU institutions to secure a strong & future-proof compromise which clarifies the obligations of platforms #EuropeforCreators

4Κ ACROPOLIS OF ATHENS https://t.co/CgOyvt4pYL via @YouTube

#MondayMotivation #MICHELINSTAR19 #EuropeForCreators #global #MustWatch #greece

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Digital economic powers continue to profit as working artists struggle to make ends meet. By refusing to give artists a say and by not paying properly for using their art, current artists are being hurt and the dreams of future creators are being extinguished. The gap between the revenue generated by the Internet Platforms and the money they give to the creators, responsible for their success, is not fairly shared.

But it’s not just the livelihoods of creators that are at stake, it’s also our democracy. On September 12, the European Parliament will vote on the fate of the EU Copyright Directive. This Directive isn’t just more regulation, it’s a necessary tool to level the playing field with powerful internet companies that don’t want to play by the rules.  As citizens of Europe, we find ourselves at a historic crossroads where we must answer the question: what kind of Europe do we want? A strong Europe that stands up for the rights of its people, or a Europe that gives in to the whims of corporations?

The battle over the EU Copyright Directive is only the latest example of internet giants’ attempts to take advantage of Europe and Europeans. Citizen support for the anti-copyright campaign has been overblown thanks to automated tools and bots. Genuine concerns have been raised about this text and, ultimately, we share the same goal: keep Internet as a free space to express our creativity and our opinions.

While the current debate has been focused on “memes” and “Gifs” – which will not be affected by the new Directive – this vote is about so much more. We know this vote cuts to the core of how democracy functions in Europe. But do our MEPs know it?

We are Europe for Creators. We represent some 12 million* jobs across the European cultural and creative sectors. We are people, not bots. And we are protesting against the false divide that has been put between citizens and us.

Join us in our fight to allow culture to flourish so that we can keep entertaining, enriching and inspiring you today… and in the future. Share this site to spread the word. Our moment is now. We will not get another.

* European Commission study – 2015 “Boosting the competitiveness of cultural and creative industries for growth and jobs”

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