Europe is proud of its rich cultural heritage, which is currently being celebrated during the European Heritage Days.
Institutions like museums, libraries and archives play critical and rightly well-respected roles in society. The digital revolution has brought new challenges to these institutions. Too often, they face technical and contractual barriers to the digitalization, access, use […]
PirateBay co-founder Peter Sunde may only be allowed to attend his father’s funeral in handcuffs. People from the film industry – directors, actors, screenwriters, authors, producers – produced a video today to send their heartfelt support and declare: This is not done to you in our name.
There are many of us in the global film […]
Commenting on the new EU commission presented today, Julia Reda, Member of the European Parliament for the German Pirate Party, says:
«It is encouraging to see digital issues taking a prominent position in the new Commission. However, I cannot expect much from Commissioners Oettinger and Ansip, who will be in charge of internet policy. The […]
Episode 2 of Reda’s Digest is out! The Podcast starts out in German, the English version follows after the chapter mark at minute 19. In this episode, I will introduce my team and report on what I did in the summer break.
Digital frontiers within the EU could be dismantled if copyright is unified across Europe – a proposal that thousands of Europeans recently voiced in an EU consultation. This prospect is raising alarms at rightsholders’ and distributors’ associations. They have begun to take steps to obstruct it.
Currently, European Commission President Juncker is in the process […]
It’s a summer day in one of Sweden’s most popular holiday areas, but I’m not here to enjoy the sunshine. I’m about to go to jail.
Västervik Norra, a medium-security prison for 255 inmates on the Eastern shore of Sweden, is not a friendly place, rather at odds with its surroundings. The waiting room is […]
Västervik, Sweden – Ahead of her visit with Peter Sunde, the co-founder of the file sharing site The Pirate Bay currently imprisoned in Västervik Norra prison later today, MEP Julia Reda (Pirate Party of Germany) states:
“The tactic of draconian deterrence against file sharing has failed!”
“I am visiting Peter Sunde in prison today to […]
Before making laws on complex matters, the European Commission may ask the public for input. Most such consultations get anywhere from dozens to a few hundred replies. They come mostly from the kinds of people who get paid for filling out forms: lobbyists, industry representatives, national governments, etc. But this time was different.
Late last […]
More than four months after the end of the European Commission’s public consultation on copyright review, the Directorate-General for the Internal Market has just released an analysis of the more than 11,000 responses. The 100-page report documents the huge demand for copyright reform.
Julia Reda, member of the European Parliament (Pirate Party): “The European Commission’s […]
This election is different
The election on July 15 was about whether Jean-Claude Juncker gets the chance to form the next Commission. That I granted him this mandate does not mean that I will also vote for the Commission he is now putting together. In order for that to happen, the members of the Commission […]