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Open letter to President Ramaphosa on South African copyright laws
Open letter to President Ramaphosa on South African copyright laws 11 May 2020 Association for Progressive Communications and International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Open letter from APC and the IFLA to President Cyril Ramaphosa concerning the Copyright Bill that currently awaits his signature, following its approval by the South African Parliament.

Open letter to the EU Ambassador to South Africa on copyright laws
Open letter to the EU Ambassador to South Africa on copyright laws 11 May 2020 Association for Progressive Communications and International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Open letter from APC and the IFLA to the EU Ambassador to South Africa concerning the Copyright Bill that currently awaits the signature of President Ramaphosa, following its approval by the South African Parliament.

Declaration of support for the Copyright Amendment Bill 2019, South Africa
Declaration of support for the Copyright Amendment Bill 2019, South Africa 30 April 2019 Various

We welcome the passing of the Copyright Amendment Bill by both the National Assembly and the National Council of the Provinces and encourage the president to sign the Bill into law without delay. The Bill is a good reflection of a transformative vision for a more equal and just society.

"Users across the globe may well see a rise in automated censorship and filtering thanks to the European Parliament"
"Users across the globe may well see a rise in automated censorship and filtering thanks to the European Parliament" 26 March 2019 APCNews

The updated EU copyright directive, which was voted on and approved on Tuesday, 26 March, poses a threat to creativity and freedom of expression online.

Open letter calling for the deletion of Articles 11 and 13 in the EU copyright directive proposal
Open letter calling for the deletion of Articles 11 and 13 in the EU copyright directive proposal 04 February 2019 Various

A coalition of 87 organisations sent a letter to the Council’s Working Party on Intellectual Property, European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip and the European Parliament trilogue negotiators to ask for deletion of the controversial Articles 11 and 13 in the Copyright Directive proposal.

When copyright stymied Christmas: Synchronisation rights and impact on community filmmaking
When copyright stymied Christmas: Synchronisation rights and impact on community filmmaking 18 December 2018 Andrew Garton

Strict adherence to inflexible copyright laws would stifle the influence this music has on individuals, families and the communities they would want to sing them to and the films we want to make about them.

Open letter: Ensure that new EU regulation on copyright complies with human rights
Open letter: Ensure that new EU regulation on copyright complies with human rights 05 December 2018 Various

Human rights and digital rights organisations, including APC, have sent an open letter to EU decision makers asking them to add human rights safeguards to the proposed Copyright Directive on the Digital Single Market throughout the negotiation process.

Letter to the EU Council: Stand for citizen’s rights and the European digital economy in the copyright negotiations
Letter to the EU Council: Stand for citizen’s rights and the European digital economy in the copyright negotiations 20 November 2018 Various

On 19 November 2018, EDRi, together with 53 other NGOs, including APC, sent a letter to the Council of the European Union. The letter draws attention to the ongoing concerns regarding the proposal on copyright in the Digital Single Market, ahead of a crucial meeting on 23 November.

Call to members of the European Parliament: Open letter on the EU copyright reform
Call to members of the European Parliament: Open letter on the EU copyright reform 02 July 2018 Various

Over 145 organisations call upon the European Parliament to vote against the Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee mandate to negotiate on the copyright reform with the Council.

APC joins over 145 organisations to ask EU Council to stop a rushed EU copyright reform
APC joins over 145 organisations to ask EU Council to stop a rushed EU copyright reform 26 April 2018 Copyright for Creativity (C4C) Coalition

We are deeply concerned that the text proposed by the Bulgarian presidency represents a major threat to the freedoms of European citizens and businesses and promises to severely harm Europe’s openness, competitiveness, innovation, science, research and education.

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