By Judith Blijden
May 24, 2017
Article from Medium
Copyright: how it affects educators everyday
Educators need copyright that fits the needs of education. COMMUNIA advocates for policies that expand the public domain and increase access to and reuse of culture and knowledge. COMMUNIA created the rightcopyright campaign to ask for support for a better copyright for education by collection petitions. In six weeks we have collected over 4000 signatures. Decision-makers often ask us to show the real life struggles people have with copyright. It is often difficult to understand how copyright affects people on a daily bases. We encouraged educators to share the problems they face when dealing with copyright at rightcopyright.eu. We would like to share these stories with you to show why we need a better copyright for education.
Still wondering why we need better copyright for education? Listen to the educators!
- Education is a public good
“Every day as a researcher, even in one of the wealthiest European universities, you hit restrictions based around copyright that stifle your research. Private interests should not be allowed to interfere with the public good, especially for health, education, and research.” — Researcher, petition signee
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