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    • Intellectual property; campaigning for balance
        • Alwin Sixma,
        • Manager of the Digital Campaign at Consumentenbond
        • EU co-chair of the TACD Intellectual Property Working Group
    • The theory: cultural innovation
      • “ He who receives an idea from me receives instruction without lessening mine.
      • And he who lights his taper at mine receives light without darkening me.”
      • Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) ‏
    • IPR’s; what should they do?
      • Deliver the best outcome for society
      • Ensure the best possible development
      • Allow for the most effective use
      • Respect the creator
    • Campaigning Focus: the music and film industry
      • Restricting access and use
      • Hampering Innovation
      • Enforcing and Strengthening Copyrights
      • Controlling with force
      • Not delivering the best deal for consumers
    • Innovation? Receive Watch Return
    • The best deal for consumers?
    • iTunes under pressure
      • Cooperation between national consumer organisations of Norway, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands
      • Complaints to the Competition Authority
      • Complaint to Consumer Authorities
    • iTunes starts reconsidering
      • “ So if the music companies are selling over 90 percent of their music DRM-free, what benefits do they get from selling the remaining small percentage of their music encumbered with a DRM system? “
      • “ Perhaps those unhappy with the current situation should redirect their energies towards persuading the music companies to sell their music DRM-free.”
    • And changes
      • EMI and Apple Deliver
      • April 2nd 2007
    • With effects on competition
      • “ Not just iTunes anymore: EMI unlocks DRM-free music for other retailers” (June 14 th , Ars Technica)
      • “ EMI says DRM-free music is selling well”
      • “ New Amazon Music Store Beats iTunes Pricing On DRM-Free Tracks” (September 25th, Wired.com) ‏
      • ‏ “ Bring it on, iTunes: Amazon readying DRM-free music service” (April 26th, Ars Technica) ‏
    • Campaigning Netherlands and EU
      • Legitimate interests of consumers
      • Consumer rights, not exceptions, are essential
      • Influence European regulation
      • National debate on intellectual property
      • To make changes in the monopolistic behaviour of rights-owners, a focus on the consumer angle is necessary
      • It is time we bring some balance into the debate!