C4C is proud to welcome two new signatories, putting the total number of declaration supporters at 33 – representing hundreds of organisations worldwide. On 5 December 2013, the Amsterdam based think-thank Kennisland and the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) signed on to our mission of sensible copyright policy in service of creativity, innovation, education, competitiveness and access to culture.
Kennisland’s focus is on education reform, copyright and digitisation of cultural heritage, but they also touch upon issues as government innovation, culture and social innovation. Paul Keller, Vice-Chair of Kennisland, is “very excited to join forces with the other signatories of Copyright 4 Creativity at this crucial point of time”, especially as “the EU needs to start modernising the copyright framework now and we believe that Copyright 4 Creativity can make an important contribution to this effort”.
CDT is one of the leading Internet freedom organization working at the critical edge of policy innovation, which has written extensively on a range of digital copyright issues. CDT believes copyright law and policy must aim to protect the rights of content creators without curtailing the Internet’s tremendous potential for fostering innovation, free expression, and new forms of creativity.
C4C welcomes its new signatories and looks forward to a strong collaboration at the national and European level. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Caroline De Cock, Coordinator of the C4C Coalition, at +32 (474) 840515, or Marcel Oosterwijk, Press Contact at Kennisland, and Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, Representative and Director European Affairs at CDT.