Why should researchers care about copyright reform?

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06 October 2016 4066 reads


webinar, related to RDA Policy engagement


14th November 2016, 14:00 CET

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How does legislation affect the implementation of RDA outputs, and what harm can a non-supportive legislative basis cause? The purpose of this webinar is to get the latest news and update on the current EC proposal on copyright directive, to get an insight into why this matters to researchers, what are the potential risks for free movement of data in the proposal and what the research community can do to help. The webinar is organized as part of RDA Europe activities on influencing the copyright reform, as a follow of the event organized at the European Parliament in November 2015 concerning building a sustainable Digital Single Market.

This webinar is of interest for RDA community in general, Political decision-makers, MEP advisors.


MEP Julia Reda

Julia Reda was elected to the European Parliament for the German Pirate Party, representing a young worldwide movement of people who believe in using technology for the empowerment of all. She is Vice-Chair of the Greens/EFA group and a co-founder of the Parliament’s Digital Agenda Intergroup. As rapporteur for the review of the 2001 copyright directive, she advocated for a European copyright that is adapted to the digital era, that is easy to understand and enables the free exchange of culture and knowledge across borders. Julia Reda is one of the youngest members of the current European Parliament. She holds an M.A. in political science and communications science from Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany.



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