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Defending P2P and digital rights
09 feb 2009
n light of the seriousness of the attacks on digital rights that are currently being pacted, to a greater or lesser degree, by the governments of the European community, and given that a summit of Ministers for Industry is set to take place on February 17, we believe it is extremely important for all of the agents involved in the front line fight for the defence of digital freedoms to reach a consensus on a series of common points.
Attached you will find a document that we’ve been working on recently (a more detailed version in Spanish can be found at We hope that it will be a first step towards creating a European platform that can coordinate all the work and effort going into this struggle. It may be difficult at first, but we think that if we all start circulating the material, we could eventually reach a consensus on consistent, recurring claims that we can use to “harrass” industry and government propaganda and reach out to and involve civil society. The original document, adapted to the specific situation in Spain, was used to launch a *twitter campaign* on January 19, demanding the resignation of the Spanish Minister of Culture, Cesar Molina, for his attacks on P2P networks and his attempts to introduce the warning system in force in France. This campaign (which we invite you to participate in ;-) is being extremely successful. Hundreds of slogans have already been written, and will be used to create a viral video to be launched on father's day - because /parents are the pirates;-).
We encourage everybody to adapt the document and(or the twitter campaign, to change it and correct it, and especially to spread it. we welcome your feedback and hope to be in contact and coordinate our efforts. Simona,* eXgae group

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