A - Eurorights can be described as a virtual
organization. The purpose is to provide a resource where members of
the public, organizations and interest groups can gather to share
information and coordinate efforts to make sure that the public's
interest is not forgotten in the current battle over copyright in
the digital domain.
Q - I've never heard about you before.
A - Not surprising, since this effort started
in early March 2001.
Q - Is there really a need for an organization
A - The unfortunate answer is yes. Content
producers want to turn the Internet into a piracy free environment,
and is lobbying for laws and designing digital 'barbed wire' to
obtain that goal. There is nothing wrong with trying to stop
piracy. However, these laws and technologies will also give the
publishers the means to deny legal conduct. For example, the
ability to give or lend a digital book you have bought to someone