Copyfighters – Youth for a modern copyright reform

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The track ‘Copyfighters – Youth for a modern copyright reform’ is organized by Young Pirates of Europe, a federation of seven European digital rights youth organisations, as one of several activities with a focus on copyright throughout 2017 with support of: EYF COE logo.png The aim of these activities is to build a European youth movement to demand a rights-based copyright reform, in order to enable young people across Europe to share cultural works, strengthen social cohesion and foster exchange of knowledge. Copyright policy often goes too far and unnecessarily limits cultural freedom and participation as well as freedom of expression, while inadequately protecting authors rights against exploitation by publishers, producers and distributors. A successful copyright reform therefore has to tackle both sides, respecting the human rights of both creators and the general public.

During this programme, participants will:

  • form a team that works together in order to raise awareness for the youth's perspective on copyright,
  • work out a position paper "European youth demands for copyright reform"
  • and develop strategies to make sure that all stakeholders participating in EuroDIG know about this youth perspective and understand the importance of the topic to the general public and young people specifically.

This project is carried out by Young Pirates of Europe with support of the Council of Europe and the European Youth Foundation.

Apply for this programme!

Draft Programme

as of 29 March 2017

Day 1 - Friday, 2 June 2017 Welcoming dinner
Day 2 - Saturday, 3 June 2017
Session 1 Introduction and get to know each other
Session 2 Brainstorming session – “What are the most important issues regarding copyright?”
  • Elaboration in small groups
  • Plenary discussion on the developed issues
Session 3 Closing discussion on the experiences of the day
  Evening social activity
Day 3 - Sunday, 4 June 2017
Session 1 Joint-session with YOUthDIG (Youth Dialogue on Internet Governance)
Session 2 Speaker session on the current status of European copyright law and politics
Session 3 Discussion and structuring of youth demands
  Evening social activity
Day 4 - Monday, 5 June 2017
Session 1 Discussion – “How do we bring our demands into EuroDIG?”

Developing presentation for EuroDIG lightning talk

Session 2 Finishing position paper

Creating shareables, social media and website content

Session 3 Joint session with YOUthDIG – Presentation of results
  Evening social activity
Day 5 & 6 - Tuesday - Wednesday, 6-7 June 2017: Participation in EuroDIG
Day 7 - Thursday, 8 June 2017
Session 1 "How were our demands received? How well did our strategies work?"
Session 2 Wrap-up, feedback and outlook