Sinds 2001 heeft de FSFE gebruikersrechten versterkt door drempels voor softwarevrijheid af te breken. We hebben mensen en organisaties 20 jaren lang geholpen te begrijpen hoe Vrije Software bijdraagt aan vrijheid, transparantie en zelfbeschikking.

Voor de komende twee decennia hebben we uw hulp nodig. We willen dat iedereen in staat is om hun technologie zelf te controleren. Vrije Software en haar vrijheden om te gebruiken, bestuderen, delen en verbeteren zijn de sleutel voor dat doel.

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Meanwhile, the EUCD has been implemented in all EU member countries. These pages are kept for archiving purposes.

EUCD - Copyright extensions that harm

In December 1996 in Geneve the WIPO Copyright Treaty was signed by most, if not all, developed countries. By signing this treaty these countries compromised themselves to give away the right to use a copyrighted work in favour of protection of electronic protections, independently of their effectiveness.

Today we are starting to see the effects of this kind of legislation. The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the European Union Copyright Directive (EUCD) pass the WIPO treaty into effective law. This page is about the effects of this kind of legislation and related resources.

The risks of this kind of legislation are:

Legislation

The pieces of legislation that follow the letter of the WIPO Copyright Treaty are:

Legislation Analysis

This legislation as already been analyzed by law professors, experts and others. Following is a sample of those analysis:

Some organisations have understood the impact of this kind of legislation and have made statements about it: