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FERA Contribution to the European Commission’s Green Paper on Copyright in the Knowledge Economy (November 2008)
FERA disagrees that there is any current need for a revision of the 2001 Directive on Copyright in the Information Society. FERA finds the language of the Green Paper divisive and dismissive of the original intention of Copyright law, that is, to protect and foster creativity. In particular, the Green Paper proposes to make some of the exceptions to copyright law compulsory and/or add a new exception to an already comprehensive list. It is important that authors have strong UE legislation in place to support them in the increasingly difficult task of exercising their rights.
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