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  4. <title>FSFE’s evaluation of the EU Parliament copyright report</title>
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  6. <body>
  7. <h1>FSFE’s evaluation of the EU Parliament copyright report</h1>
  8. <p newsteaser="yes">On July 6th, the European Parliament voted
  9. on a report with a number of recommendations for copyright reform.
  10. We present today <a href="/activities/policy/eu/20150918-Assessment-Of-The-Report-On-InfoSoc.en.html">our
  11. evaluation</a> of how this could impact Free Software.</p>
  12. <p>A first draft of the report was written by MEP Julia Reda
  13. (Pirate Party) and consisted of a number of very sensible proposals
  14. to adapt copyright law to the challenges of today. At the time we
  15. <a href="/activities/policy/eu/20150605-Comments-On-Reda-Report.html">
  16. contacted</a> the Members of the European Parliament to highlight
  17. the best features and suggest some improvements.</p>
  18. <p>After going through a considerable amount of opposition and
  19. amendments, the European Parliament approved the final version
  20. of this document. Even if the report proposes some improvements
  21. to the current legislative framework, it presents various setbacks
  22. from the original draft and does not manage to completely solve
  23. the major problems with the current copyright legislation. In
  24. particular:</p>
  25. <ul>
  26. <li>the long overdue reform of copyright exceptions and
  27. limitations is now limited to private copying</li>
  28. <li>Digital Restriction Management (DRM) can still
  29. unjustly keep exceptions from operating</li>
  30. <li>publicly funded works are not contributed to the
  31. public domain, nor published under free licences</li>
  32. </ul>
  33. <p>You can also read
  34. <a href=";reference=P8-TA-2015-0273&amp;language=EN">the full text of the report</a>. For further
  35. information please visit <a href="">Julia
  36. Reda’s website</a> or <a href=""></a>.</p>
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