Against the new and unjust copyright laws in Germany

Germany recently changed their copyright and intellectual property laws, with a devastating effect on science and research: Going forward, libraries will only under very limited circumstances have the right to send out digital copies of a scientific article. There are many other new and significant changes – most of the times to the benefit of the “Content Community” (aka content mafia).

Maybe you are directly impacted, or maybe only tangentially. But ultimately, this kind of advantage for the content creator will continue is nibbling away from our rights to private copies, fair use, and – eventually – free speech. And since we do live in a fairly globalized world (at least as far as lobbying by the content mafia goes), this will effect all of us. Therefore, I ask you to consider signing the “Göttingen Declaration“, asking for a reform of the latest changes in one of the biggest economies in the world.

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