Victory for access to information against abuses and frauds #Whistleblowers – Transposition in Spain of the Trade Secrets Directive

Victory for access to information against abuses and frauds #Whistleblowers – Transposition in Spain of the Trade Secrets Directive

We've won! @X_net_ announces victory for access to information against abuse and fraud to the #Whistleblowers - Transposition in Spain of the Trade Secrets Directive
Xnet among the 145 International Human and Digital Rights Entities Signing an Open Petition Against EU Copyright Reform

Xnet among the 145 International Human and Digital Rights Entities Signing an Open Petition Against EU Copyright Reform

Xnet among the 145 international human and digital rights entities that signed an open petition against the European Union’s copyright reform. http://copybuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Open_Letter_on_Copyright_Reform_27_April_COREPER_Meeting.pdf

Basic how-to guide for preserving fundamental rights on the Internet

Basic how-to guide for preserving fundamental rights on the Internet

Everything explained in this guide is to protect the inviolability of our communications, our right to privacy and freedom of political opinion, expression and access to information, all of them fundamental rights that have been legally recognized for centuries. It is important that legal doctrines that blame the tools for the crimes are not established. […]

Digital Agenda 2017: Xnet’s roadmap to work on urgent subjects with impact on digital rights and freedoms

Digital Agenda 2017: Xnet’s roadmap to work on urgent subjects with impact on digital rights and freedoms

Xnet delivered to the Spanish Parliament its 2017 Digital Agenda with serveral urgent subjects with impact on digital rights and freedoms.

A Digital Single Market for Creativity and Innovation: Reforming Copyright Law without curtailing Internet Freedoms

The signatory organisations of this open letter look at the issue of copyright from different perspectives but we all underline that current EU legislation fails to deliver a framework that incentivises creativity, research and innovation in Europe. Theref ore we welcome the European Commission’s determination to modernise EU copyright laws.
FCForum 2015 Outcomes on Free Cultrure and Access to Knowledge

FCForum 2015 Outcomes on Free Cultrure and Access to Knowledge

We are in the midst of a revolution in the way that knowledge and culture are created, accessed and transformed. Most copyright rules about the information society where written before Youtube, WordPress and Twitter. Needless to say they are outdated and not fitted to the digital explosion and the Internet era. There is an obvious […]

Let’s talk about “money”

Let’s talk about “money”

State of the art and notes against taxes on internet conexion Some ideas from our practices to be presented at the FcForum 2010 By EXGAE (now Xnet) “More fairness, less compulsoriness” Plenides (400 a. C.) vía J. Cortell   Castellano: Vamos a hablar de pasta” In the struggle to reconcile civil rights with the business […]

I co-produced Vicky Cristina Barcelona

On how public funds must have an impact on the public realm and not be privatized. The Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona was generously funded by Barcelona City Council. Even when they are intended for commercial exploitation, the products of developments financed by public funds should always be published under free licenses to an […]

We Create. We Decide.

Fair distribution of Royalties and reform of royalties management and collecting societies. At the moment, royalties management societies are a monopoly that hinder the circulation of culture and the returns to its authors. *Ref.: point 2 Legal Demands, paragraph B. Stimulating Creativity and Innovation, Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to Knowledge: http://fcforum.net/ STOP ACTA […]

The Tracks Collector

Artists must be able to live from their work if they wish to do so. The traffic in authors rights by publishers, recording companies and royalties management societies does not protect the interests of authors. Legal Demands- Stimulating Creativity and Innovation, of the Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to Knowledge. http://fcforum.net/ STOP ACTA http://d-evolution.fcforum.net/en/

El Cobrador del Track – 2º episodio

You’ll see the Tracks Collector around the city over the next few days. Most of musicians are no longer members of any royalties collection societies, because theyve realised that it goes against their interestsBut they still try to collect money on their behalf, even if they havent signed the management of their authors rights over […]

The Tracks Collector, reality show

You’ll see the Tracks Collector around the city over the next few days. Most of musicians are no longer members of any royalties collection societies, because theyve realised that it goes against their interestsBut they still try to collect money on their behalf, even if they havent signed the management of their authors rights over […]

Looking for a (North) American friend

Every year, private US industry lobbies exert an invasive pressure on the Spanish Executive through their Special 301 Report on countries that require special surveillance because of their disobedience to the interests of Hollywood entertainment multinationals. This report names Spain as one of its top offenders and stigmatizes the whole of Spanish society as pirates. […]

Giving music to hairdressers vs the greed that refuses to understand the future

In Spain, the SGAE charges hairdressing salons for having the radio on, and they charge radio stations for broadcasting the same content. They use a flat fee that disregards whether the material broadcast is part of its repertory or not. They charge for everything, twice over. STOP ACTA http://d-evolution.fcforum.net/

Invisible

Silence is gold