In October 2013, the Copyright for Creativity (‘C4C’) Coalition contributed to the UK Intellectual Property Office’s call for views on Copyright in Europe. Created in 2010, C4C is a broad-based coalition that seeks an informed debate on how copyright can more effectively promote innovation, access, and creativity.
The signatories of the C4C declaration believe copyright should be made more flexible to take into account changes to modes of accessing information, business practices, educational needs and of safeguarding cultural heritage since the 2001 Information Society Directive. Particularly, the C4C contribution calls for:
- a clear need to lead the debate around copyright by an evidence-based approach
- any review of the copyright framework to be driven by the objective of encouraging and rewarding creativity, innovation and research
- a uniform copyright regime all over Europe
- alternatives to licensing to be explored, particularly exceptions and limitations.