Open Letter to Secure Free and Open Source Software Ecosystem in the EU Copyright Review

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Sign an open letter that calls upon European policy makers to fundamentally rethink or delete Article 13 of the EU Copyright Reform in order to avoid the threat it poses for Free and Open Source Software.

Sign the open letter

The EU copyright reform is on track to undermine Europe’s open source ecosystem. Open Forum Europe and the Free Software Foundation Europe research demonstrates how FOSS would suffer from the proposed Article 13 of the proposed Copyright Directive.

As European lawmakers in Brussels prepare to vote, Open Forum Europe and the Free Software Foundation Europe call for developers and internet users to action to draw attention to a proposal that will undermine the fundamentals of open source and collaborative development. As MEP Catherine Stihler notes, your help is vital to avoid “negative impacts to open source’s contribution to the digital economy and to the internet freedoms of our European developers and consumers”.

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