Opposition to the Draft Law on Sustainable economy
Given the inclusion in the Draft Law on Sustainable economy of legislative changes affecting the free exercise of freedom of expression, information and the right of access to culture through the Internet, journalists, bloggers, users, professionals and developers Internet express our firm opposition to the project, and declare that:
1. The copyright holder can not be above the fundamental rights of citizens, including the right to privacy, security, presumption of innocence, to effective judicial protection and freedom of expression.
2. The suspension of fundamental rights is and should remain the exclusive the judiciary. Not a close without trial. This blueprint, contrary to the provisions of Article 20.5 of the Constitution, put in the hands of a non-judicial body under the Ministry of Culture, the power to prevent English citizens access to any website.
3. The new legislation will create legal uncertainty around the English technology sector, damaging one of the few areas of development and future of our economy, hindering the creation of enterprises by introducing barriers to competition and slowing its international expansion.
4. The new proposed legislation threatens the creativity and hinder cultural creation. With The Internet and new technologies have democratized the creation and release of contents of any kind, no longer come predominantly from the traditional cultural industries, but from many different sources.
5. The authors, like all workers are entitled to live out of their creative ideas, business models and activities associated with their creations. Trying to hold legislative changes to an outdated industry that can adapt to this new environment is neither fair nor realistic. If your business model is based on the control of the copies of the works and the Internet is not possible without violating fundamental rights, they should look another model.
6. We believe that cultural industries need to survive modern alternatives, effective, credible and affordable to suit new social practices, rather than limitations so disproportionate as to be ineffective in that they are pursuing.
7. The Internet should be freely and without interference from groups that seek to perpetuate outdated business models and make it impossible for human knowledge remains free.
8. We demand that the law guarantees the neutrality of the network in Spain, to any pressure that may occur as a framework for developing a sustainable economy for the future.
9. We propose a real reform of intellectual property rights aimed at an end: return to the society of knowledge, promote the public domain and limit abuses of management entities.
10. In a democracy, laws and amendments should be adopted after due debate and consultation with all parties involved. It is unacceptable that legislative changes are made that affect fundamental rights in a non-organic law and deals with other matters.
This manifesto, drawn up jointly by several authors, is all and none. If you want to join it, spread it over the Internet.