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companies somewhat while allowing more lenience in situations like consumer critic and satire. This is designed as an incentive for corporations to take good care of their customers and trademarks as well as strenghtening the consumer's power.

We aim to both strengthen trademark protection and the consumers' right to criticize them.

Free our culture

We wish to strengthen the attribution rights of the authors. This right shall have no time limit. We wish to free our cultural heritage and enable a richer society by revoking all exclusive copyrights. It can be proven that exclusivity lessens the inherent value of immaterials such as ideas, thoughts, knowledge and music. A free dissemination of information and cultural expressions enrich us all, especially when combined with a technological revolution that enables free distribution at the speed of light. We wish to promote the creation of new and robust business models where creators and consumers can interact on equal terms for the enrichment of both.

Ideas, knowledge and information are by nature non-exclusive and their common value lies in their being spread and shared.

All copying of cultural expressions shall be expressly encouraged as long as the author is properly attributed, in particular through file-sharing. All restricting contracts as well as technical means and methods employed to prevent such copying shall be declared illegal for obstructing the natural right of our society to benefit from the sharing of culture and knowledge. No dissemination of cultural expressions, information and knowledge may be restricted or discouraged in any way. All future revisions of IP law must be based on the express will of the people and not intense lobbying from special interest groups.

We aim to free our common cultural heritage and de-criminalize our citizens.


Current IP law leads directly to monopolies, a non-functional market, the suppression of democratic values and the obstruction of cultural expressions and innovation. The data rentention act leads to restricted freedoms and a breakdown of the rule of law.

Demanding a correction of these wrongs is to demand justice, freedom and democracy for all citizens. We demand a revised and modern form of IP law firmly founded on the principle of enrichment of society. We demand a healthy climate for entrepreneurs. We demand a creative commons of knowledge and culture, promoting the enrichment of all. We demand better protection for citizens' rights to their own information.

We seek a clear mandate from the people to address the issues declared herein, but no others.