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Last update - 9 October 2017
Ensuring MEPs Hear From their Constituents
We still have a chance to let Parliamentarians know about the copyright reform that will better serve European libraries and their 100M+ users.
Initially the vote in the JURI Committee was due 10 October, and is now postponed to a later date probably in November.
However, we encourage our members to arrange meetings with Members of the European Parliament who will be back to their home countries for their Consituencies Weeks, a.k.a.Green Weeks in 2017 and 2018 (final version not yet available). The next MEP Green Week will be from 30 October to 3 November.
This provides a very opportunity to meet with them (for example in a library in their constituency), and exchange views on how copyright can work better for libraries. Many still lack an understanding of what libraries are doing, how they contribute to education, innovation and stronger communities, and how copyright can help. They are more likely to listen to a local voice.
We would like to provide you with some useful documents:
- A draft email that you can send to your representatives at their constituency offices to arrange a meeting (available here)
- An excel file with a list of all JURI members that you can sort by country (available here)
- A series of papers prepared by EBLIDA, IFLA, Europeana, Public Libraries 2020 and LIBER in which we express our position on several articles of the Directive Proposal (soon available).
- We also suggest you to call your MEP in using the automatic telephone directory of Mozilla here.
Other opportunities will come in the near future to contact your MEPs.
For further information, please contact:
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