For the past 15 years, we have been flooded with repressive legislations attacking a free and open Internet in the name of an obsolete copyright regime. In the wake of the recent citizen victories against SOPA/PIPA and ACTA it is now time to advocate for a positive reform of copyright. This war against sharing can only be ended by taking into account the public's right, access to culture, and new cultural practices enabled by digital technologies, rather to combat them.
With your help we will produce and distribute to each Member of the European Parliament one customized USB drive, full of datalove, pre-loaded with the best freely shareable movies, books and music to help them understand digital culture, remix and their economies.
A full list of the material copied to the USB drive is available on http://share.lqdn.fr. Contact us if you feel something important is missing.
What are the funds for?
Cost of the project include:
- The manufacturing of the USB drives (8 Go) engraved with the Datalove <3 symbol, preloaded with data (753 for the Members of the European Parliament + the ones distributed as ulule rewards).
- Handling and shipping for the ulule rewards
- A travel to Brussels (from Paris) for 2 or 3 activists to hand out 753 Datalove USB drives to every Member of the European Parliament and their staff, and to document the operation.
About the project owner
La Quadrature du Net is an advocacy group defending the rights and freedoms of citizens on the Internet. More specifically, it advocates for the adaptation of French and European legislations to respect the founding principles of the Internet, most notably the free circulation of knowledge. As such, La Quadrature du Net engages in public-policy debates concerning, for instance, freedom of expression, copyright, regulation of telecommunications and online privacy.
In addition to its advocacy work, the group also aims to foster a better understanding of legislative processes among citizens. Through specific and pertinent information and tools, La Quadrature du Net hopes to encourage citizens' participation in the public debate on rights and freedoms in the digital age.
Your name in the credits (in a text file on the USB key).
The above + a selection of stickers from La Quadrature du Net, including limited edition, collector ones!
All of the above + one magnificent Datalove key for yourself!
All of the above + One post-card from Brussels, sent on the day the Datalove keys will be handed to the Members of the European Parliament.
All of the above + a splendid t-shirt "Don't __ the Net"
All of the above + a signed copy of Philippe Aigrain's book, Sharing: Culture and the Economy in the Internet Age
All of the above + Half a day of an activist tour in the European Parliament in Brussels to discover the arcane of citizen activism and EU policy-making, including secret warp-zones, a nice meal and Belgian beers :) (trip not included)