Use this tool to stop the link tax
Our friends at Copyright for Creativity have created a powerful tool that will help you tell decision-makers exactly why the link tax is a bad idea.
The European Commission is still considering their outrageous plan to create an EU-wide link tax. But never fear – there’s good news!
Right now, the EU is asking citizens what they think of this idea through an online consultation. And our friends at Copyright for Creativity (C4C) have created a powerful tool that will help you tell decision-makers exactly why the link tax is a bad idea.
But you have to move quickly. This consultation ends in less than a week. This means we are running out of time to prevent website owners from having to pay to use snippets of text to link to freely available content online.
Please, take a few minutes to respond with C4C’s easy-to-use tool, and tell key decision-makers exactly where you stand on the link tax before we run out of time.
The Commission has tried to dress up their plan by calling it ‘neighbouring rights’ or a ‘fairer allocation of value.’
But at the end of the day it amounts to nothing more than new powers for outdated publishers to clamp down on the open Web by finding new ways to punish innovation, charge for sharing, and make some of your favourite content harder to access.
We’re not falling for it. Can you help put the idea of new copyright powers on links to rest by using C4C’s tool ASAP?