COPY?RIGHT! freedom of knowledge and culture - solidarity in sharing..

when artistic expression and inspiration were transformed into intellectual property, the market set the basis for the commercialization and monopolization of cultural works...

our collective anti-copyright campaign is an artist oriented effort that wants to criticize the current copyright framework law, at European and national level, as well the suspicious role of intellectual property intermediates such as AEPI, the Greek (music) intellectual property pimp...

we believe that music in order to evolve it needs to be circulated freely, without the artist's rights being compromised...

as a starting point to this anti-copyright campaign in Greece, focusing on freedom of copying and sharing music works, we created that will host campaign material, articles, links and the series of the COPY?RIGHT! exclusive collections with the cream of the Greek underground...
COPY?RIGHT! vol.1 includes exclusive songs from

for free download and the motivation to copy and distribute freely...


A DIY initiative for the free sharing of music and culture, and for the safeguarding of intellectual freedoms of artists against the music industry
If you want to make something yours forever, share it with others
The right to share freely intellectual creation is as important as the right to safeguard the copyright of authors.

Music is a public good, and the artists have every right to handle their creations freely (not necessarily for free), without intermediaries, without financial or legal restrictions.

For thousands of years, moreover, the ability of music to evolve based on the free movement and play, until the music industry, taking advantage of the Law on Intellectual Property developed by the regulatory framework (copyright) to restrict the free movement, public performance and reproduction
music even from the same authors.

The copyright in a nutshell is the absolute prerogative of each designer has to play / copy the work by him solely or transfer the right of a third party (usually record companies) means a permit from him.
The Law of Intellectual Property created the pre-digital age in order to protect their intellectual (and moral property) rights of authors in the use and reproduction of their works.

The mechanism of intellectual property leading historical areas to create self (cultural, spiritual, scientific) on their farm a few multinationals. While copyright is obtained automatically without having to request the registration of copyright or work with a service, in practice the social and moral incentives to safeguard the rights of authors became economically, through the commercialization of music and the penetration of the economic theory of rights property in the music industry.

The record companies in this way could now exploit the copyright of authors see fit and to determine the productivity, creativity and visibility according to the requirements of the market (demand) and fashion.

Given the (sometimes total) failure of authors to follow their own economic progress of their projects, created an artificial need for an intermediary or intermediaries will have as its main concern to safeguard the rights of authors on their behalf.

So in each country created the legislative framework (see N.2121/1993 on "Intellectual Property, related rights and other cultural issues GG A / 25/1993) and the collecting societies and Protection (see Greek Society for the Protection of Intellectual Property -- AEPI SA-for composers / lyricists in Greece), but they have shown in practice that does not serve the majority of authors and the public good, but the economic interests of record labels, promoting and expanding monopoly privileges.
AEPI is the pimp in Greece of "intellectual property". Authors who are members of granted authority over the creations of the general right of enforcement, broadcast, reproduce, display, distribution, namely everything. But nobody can say with certainty what percentage of revenue paid to authors or that measure the remuneration of each member when AEPI received from any public place or SME is able to play music. It is no accident that unions composers / lyricists are open legal and ideological conflict with AEPI SA, which otherwise defend their rights.

While that collecting societies were originally set up as self-creative associations, to cover the insufficient legal protection to the recognition of property rights and taking the benefits to them from any kind of exploitation of their works in progress developed into revenue collection mechanisms of the music industry and record companies in order to minimize the loss of earnings from public view, the world wide web movement of music and "illegal" reproduction (see hacking).

Times are changing. In the modern era in digital copyright law has been affected directly and foundations of the art and opportunities / freedoms offered to authors and users, and created new tools for content production and distribution, which circumvent the existing structures and automatically linking supply and demand, the creator of the listener, without going through intermediary, the music industry say.

More and more artists choose to make production in small and self-managed firms or net-labels, and promote and offer their music means internet, even with great success. The relations of mediation, which imply power relationships tend to be repealed and the changing nature of work produced, which means as far as possible free movement of relieved to some extent as the commercial product and tends to function more had always been the "popular" art.

The high usage around the world creates more new conditions for how we share what we create or buy. The license type Copyleft, the Greek version of the license Creative Commons (Cc) were created to provide the opportunity for authors to decide which rights they should enjoy the copyright law will keep to themselves and which will have free society, based on four principles: a) a reference to the original author, b) distribution of derivative work under the terms of the original license, c) encourage and regulate the creation of derivative work and d) prohibit commercial use of the work.

It follows that the licenses mean while partial waiver of rights, where such waiver is certainly possible, and allow use of works subject to restrictions and conditions pertaining to the individual needs of the author. They are thus reversing the copyright law, enabling a convenient way for authors of intellectual works to publish to the public as they wish, rather than retention of all rights, as is under copyright (all rights reserved ). More and more intellectual works, published in licensing Creative Commons (CC), freeing from the shackles of property knowledge.

User / audience may thus reproduce, distribute, perform, even the conversion project, it is sufficient that required the original creator and may not be commercial use. The aim is to avoid problems in the free exchange of (digital) information of the current intellectual property laws, mainly through pressure from record companies to combat "piracy" and the flow of music from the internet.

The free flow of knowledge, information and culture in the digital age is a prerequisite for developing an open and democratic society.

iliosporoi (network on social and political ecology), 

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