Session 2.11 – Julia Reda and how you can help #fixcopyright
I had the great honour and pleasure to talk to Julia Reda and find out a bit more how you can help #fixcopyright. Julia Reda is a Member of the European Parliament, having the only seat owned by the Pirate Party. She is also a Vice-President of the Greens/EFA group. Since last year, she has been actively fighting for a copyright reform within the European Union – basically trying to make things more uniform and simpler to understand across the various EU territories. She has looked into the various copyright legislations and compiled a list of things that are confusing, contradictory and need an update that is in line with a society that has internet as a focal point and mean of communication. After that, Julia Reda designed a proposal that has now gone under some changes and is still under discussion. During the interview, we talked about some of her main goals, what she accomplished so far and how people can get involved in this quest.