Brazilian creative and Internet communities stand for a cultural flat-rate and legalizing sharing

In the last days of the public consultation on the new Copyright law in Brazil, close to 8000 proposals have been made, many focused on a common proposal by many artists, academics and cultural producers to legalize file sharing and put in place a monthly flat-rate contribution (of around 1.35 € which represents around 3 € in Purchasing Power Standard equivalent). See also posts by Pedro Paranagua and Volker Grassmuck.

The proposal would legalize sharing for all media, although most of the discussion seems to have been centered on music, as in many other countries. There is a true grassroots movement of artistic and cultural communities in favor, to a degree even stronger than in France where similar proposals were supported by musician and film organizations and figures.

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