We subscribe the manifesto In defense of the rights of citizens on the internet

Although it is true that this article does not have much to do with the general theme that we expose every day in NatureVia, we consider that, as Internet users, we can not look away from an issue that affects virtually all users.

The Sustainable Economy Law project has surprised us all, especially those who every day work on the Internet, dedicating hours to build a quality network, in which we can all participate and write and freely publish our opinions.

But some of the changes that in rondón have been introduced in the bill with the aim that the media did not find out about such sections, is something that has caused the commotion of some of the most important media.

For all this, Naturvida wants to join the Manifesto "In defense of fundamental rights on the internet"

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Manifesto "In defense of fundamental rights on the Internet"

Given the inclusion in the Draft Law of Sustainable Economy of legislative amendments that affect the free exercise of freedom of expression, information and the right of access to culture through the Internet, journalists, bloggers, users, professionals and creators of the Internet, we express our firm opposition to the project, and declare that:

1) Copyright can not be placed above the fundamental rights of citizens, such as the right to privacy, security, the presumption of innocence, effective judicial protection and freedom of expression.

2) The suspension of fundamental rights is and should remain the exclusive competence of the judiciary. Not a closing without a sentence. This bill, contrary to what is established in Article 20.5 of the Constitution, places in the hands of a non-judicial body -a body under the Ministry of Culture-, the power to prevent Spanish citizens from accessing any web page.

3) The new legislation will create legal uncertainty in the entire Spanish technology sector, damaging one of the few fields of development and future of our economy, hindering the creation of companies, introducing obstacles to free competition and slowing down its international projection.

4) New proposed legislation threatens new creators and hinders cultural creation. With the Internet and the successive technological advances, the creation and issuance of content of all kinds has been democratized extraordinarily, which no longer comes predominantly from the traditional cultural industries, but from a multitude of different sources.

5) The authors, like all workers, they have the right to live from their work with new creative ideas, business models and activities associated with their creations. Trying to sustain legislative changes to an obsolete industry that does not know how to adapt to this new environment is neither fair nor realistic. If your business model was based on the control of copies of the works and on the Internet is not possible without violating fundamental rights, should look for another model.

6) We consider that cultural industries need to survive modern, effective, credible and affordable alternatives that adapt to new social uses, instead of limitations as disproportionate as ineffective for the purpose they claim to pursue.

7) Internet must operate freely and without political interference sponsored by sectors that seek to perpetuate obsolete business models and make it impossible for human knowledge to remain free.

8 ) We demand that the Government guarantee by law the neutrality of the Network in Spain, before any pressure that may occur, as a framework for the development of a sustainable and realistic economy for the future.

9) We propose a real reform of intellectual property law oriented to its purpose: return knowledge to society, promote public domain and limit the abuses of the management entities.

10) In democracy, the laws and their modifications must be approved after the appropriate public debate and having previously consulted all the parties involved. It is not acceptable for legislative changes that affect fundamental rights to be made in a non-organic law that deals with another matter.

More information | Enrique Dans / 20 Minutes

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