The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is committed to a free and open internet. The Copyright Directive would undermine core online freedoms. Through this site, we hope to show Members of the European Parliament the impact the Directive could have on their online speech as an example of the wider impact it will have on all internet users.

The evidence that the proposed reforms will undermine the open and free internet is building. More and more organisations and individual citizens join the chorus calling for Articles 11 and 13 of the copyright directive to be reconsidered.

If you want to know more about CDT our our concerns check out our position paper here.

For more info on the multitudes of evidence and opposing organisations check out some of the resources below.

Calls to action

Call tool by Mozilla

Call to action by Vox Scientia

Say No to Online Censorship in Europe – Call Your MEP! call tool by Open Media and Liberties

Save Your Internet by Copyright 4 Creativity

Say No to Online Censorship in Europe! Letter sending campaign by Liberties

Tweet tool by Create Refresh

Open letters

70+ Internet Luminaries Ring the Alarm on EU Copyright Filtering Proposal, 12 June 2018

Over 145 Organizations Ask Council to Adopt More Cautious and Evidence-Based Approach, 26 April 2018

Open Letter to Rapporteur Axel Voss on EU Copyright Reform, 26 April 2018

Open Letter to the European Commission – On the Importance of Preserving the Consistency and Integrity of the EU Acquis Relating to Content Monitoring within the Information Society, 19 October 2016

Open Letter from European Research Centres, 22 February 2016

Studies and recommendations

Opinion of the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression 

On Online Platforms and the Commission’s New Proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (Dr Christina Angelopoulos, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL), University of Cambridge)

A Brief Exegesis of the Proposed Copyright Directive (Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon, University of Southampton; Eleonora Rosati, University of Southampton – School of Law; Karmen Turk, University of Tartu; Christina Angelopoulos, University of Cambridge; Aleksandra Kuczerawy, KU Leuven, Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP); Miquel Peguera, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Stanford University – Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society; Martin Husovec, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), Tilburg University – Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), Stanford University – Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society)

Concerns on the European Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (Center for Democracy & Technology)

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is committed to a free and open internet. The Copyright Directive would undermine core online freedoms. Through this site, we hope to show Members of the European Parliament the impact the Directive could have on their online speech as an example of the wider impact it will have on all internet users.

The evidence that the proposed reforms will undermine the open and free internet is building. More and more organisations and individual citizens join the chorus calling for Articles 11 and 13 of the copyright directive to be reconsidered.

If you want to know more about CDT our our concerns check out our position paper here.

For more info on the multitudes of evidence and opposing organisations check out some of the resources below.

Calls to action

Call tool by Mozilla

Call to action by Vox Scientia

Say No to Online Censorship in Europe – Call Your MEP! call tool by Open Media and Liberties

Save Your Internet by Copyright 4 Creativity

Say No to Online Censorship in Europe! Letter sending campaign by Liberties

Tweet tool by Create Refresh

Open letters

70+ Internet Luminaries Ring the Alarm on EU Copyright Filtering Proposal, 12 June 2018

Over 145 Organizations Ask Council to Adopt More Cautious and Evidence-Based Approach, 26 April 2018

Open Letter to Rapporteur Axel Voss on EU Copyright Reform, 26 April 2018

Open Letter to the European Commission – On the Importance of Preserving the Consistency and Integrity of the EU Acquis Relating to Content Monitoring within the Information Society, 19 October 2016

Open Letter from European Research Centres, 22 February 2016

Studies and recommendations

Opinion of the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression 

On Online Platforms and the Commission’s New Proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (Dr Christina Angelopoulos, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL), University of Cambridge)

A Brief Exegesis of the Proposed Copyright Directive (Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon, University of Southampton; Eleonora Rosati, University of Southampton – School of Law; Karmen Turk, University of Tartu; Christina Angelopoulos, University of Cambridge; Aleksandra Kuczerawy, KU Leuven, Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP); Miquel Peguera, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Stanford University – Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society; Martin Husovec, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), Tilburg University – Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), Stanford University – Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society)

Concerns on the European Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (Center for Democracy & Technology)