Fundamental Rights

Given the inclusion in the draft law on sustainable economy of legislative changes affecting the free exercise of the freedoms of expression, information and the right of access to culture via the Internet, journalists, bloggers, users, professionals and developers Internet express our firm opposition to the project, and declare that: 1. copyright can not be above the fundamental rights of citizens, such as the right to privacy, security, the presumption of innocence, to effective judicial protection and freedom of expression. 2. The suspension of fundamental rights is and must remain the exclusive competence of the judiciary. Not a closure without judgment. This blueprint, contrary to the provisions of article 20.5 of the Constitution, put in the hands of a non-judicial body – a body under the Ministry of culture-, the power to prevent Spanish citizens access to any website. 3. The new legislation will create legal uncertainty around the sector Spanish technological, damaging one of the few areas of development and future of our economy, hindering the creation of companies, introducing barriers to competition and slowing its international expansion.

4. The new proposed legislation threatens to new creators hinder and cultural creation. With the Internet and the successive technological advances has dramatically democratized the creation and issuance of content of all kinds, which no longer come predominantly from traditional cultural industries, but from many different sources. 5.-The authors, like all workers, are entitled to live on his work with new creative ideas, business models and activities associated with their creations. Trying to hold with legislative changes to an outdated industry that can’t adapt to this new environment is neither fair nor realistic. If your business model is based on the control of the copies of the works and on the Internet is not possible without violating fundamental rights, they should find another model.

6 We believe that cultural industries need to survive modern alternatives, effective, credible and affordable and to suit new social uses, rather than limitations so disproportionate as to be ineffective in pursuing that claim. 7.-Internet should function freely and without political interference sponsored by groups that seek to perpetuate outdated business models and make it impossible that human knowledge remains free. 8 We demand the Government to guarantee by law the neutrality of the network in Spain, to any pressure that may occur as a framework for developing a realistic and sustainable economy for the future. 9. Propose a real reform of the law of intellectual property aimed at an end: return to society knowledge, promote the public domain and limit abuses of the managing bodies. 10. In a democracy the laws and their amendments should be adopted after due debate and having consulted all parties involved. It is not acceptable that legislative changes that affect fundamental rights in a non-organic law and which deals with other matter is made.

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