On 28 November the Mozilla Foundation, the not-for-profit organisation behind Firefox, organises an event called ‘Keep Our Culture Open’ to discuss copyright reform with journalists, educators and other creatives. During this event Judith Blijden will speak on the consequences of the copyright reform for education.
Last year the European Commission presented its new proposal for the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSM Directive). In this proposal the Commission has included an exception to ++Copyright for educationRead more about how copyright affects educators on a daily basis.. This exception will allow educators to use (online) copyrighted content to a very limited extend inside the classroom. Unfortunately, the exception falls short and does not provide a solution to the current problems educators face when it comes to copyright.
Judith Blijden Raising our voice for a better copyright for education. will explain what the new education exception entails and how it would affect education. The European Parliament will vote on the proposal at the beginning of next year, and can still amend the proposal. This means there is still time for educators across Europe to let the Parliament know how they can improve the education exception so that it facilitates innovative education.
During the discussion there will be room for exchanging ideas and initiatives on how we can raise our voice for a better copyright that embraces the digital opportunities of the 21st century. The event is free and you can get your (free) ticket here.