|07-22-2013, 06:33 PM||#1|
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Finland: Crowdsourced copyright law will be put to a vote
Do you hear that sound? That's thousands of Finish digital rights activists cheering loudly, then coughing uncontrollably, then reaching for their inhalers, for they have succeeded in collecting over 50,000 vote signatures supporting their proposal on changing Finland's copyright legislation. Why does this matter? Because under Finnish law, once this quota is reached in a six-months period, the nation's politicians are required to vote on the matter, rather than merely taking a look at it or discussing it in the legislature.
The Common Sense in Copyright group is hoping to force amendments to the existing Copyright Act that, if approved, would allow individuals to share private copies of digital content with third parties and would reduce monetary fines for copyright infringement. From their mission statement:
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