[post - published] Statement after the 12/09 vote in the EU Parliament on Copyright

RVE Renaud Van Eeckhout Public Seen by 20

Today's vote was lost, and I wanted to have a reaction on that. I didn't want to make one more article about why we should have voted against, etc, this has been done by many people already and... they have not been heard.

So the draft I made is a probably more accusing than our previous statements, and the press is pointed at clearly. We cannot have a healthy debate without a press doing their job, and they didn't do it. Who is going to say it, if not us, we who were insulted by them?
So I wanted to take the opportunity to say that, and remind everyone that the fight is not lost, and even if today's vote had been a success, we would have had to keep on fighting no matter what.

Here the draft : https://pad.pirateparty.be/p/copyrightlaw-statement


Ilja Thu 13 Sep 2018 4:36AM

Julia Reda also has a nice pic where you see which coalitions voted what. Last time I also did a pic with wich Belgian parlementarian voted what, I can see if I can make that again (I made a HTML/JS template, so I just need to find and fill in the information). It would be nice to include those as well.
I may look for it this evening.


Ilja Thu 13 Sep 2018 4:46AM

Post with Julia's pic on the previous vote: https://mastodon.social/@julianruf/100328962429281615


Ilja Thu 13 Sep 2018 4:48AM

Post whith my pic on the first vote + a link to how and where I got the info: https://mastodon.pirateparty.be/@Ilja/100333450354814779


Ilja Thu 13 Sep 2018 4:39AM

And maybe we could also ask people to send mails thanking those who voted against and asking those who voted in favor why they did that and express their disappointment. (As part of the fight). Especially to those who voted against the first time and for this time!

EDIT: I switched 'against' and 'in favor' facepalm


Ilja Thu 13 Sep 2018 5:28AM

Or even call the MEP's about it if they feel up to it ;)
But I think just asking to call is just scaring away people.


Renaud Van Eeckhout Thu 13 Sep 2018 7:57AM

(I think you inverted "in favor" and "against", or at least I'm not going to thank those who voted in favor :sweat_smile: )


Ilja Thu 13 Sep 2018 5:27PM

Link to page of Belgian MEPs: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/search.html?country=BE

Clicking on the name brings you to a page with (among other things) contact-details

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