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:
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.