[pp.int.general] [Fwd: [G8-2007] Final Version G8 declaration]

Christof Leng cl at piratenpartei.de
Sat May 19 16:09:42 CEST 2007


a network of groups from Germany and Switzerland have prepared a
statement about intellectual property rights for the upcoming G8
meeting. I would be happy if other pirate parties from around the globe
would join us as signatories. All the details below.


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Subject: 	[G8-2007] Final Version G8 declaration
Date: 	Thu, 17 May 2007 19:08:33 +0200
From: 	Petra Buhr <buhr at wissensallmende.de>
Reply-To: 	g8-2007 at lists.wissensallmende.de
Organization: 	Netzwerk Freies Wissen
To: 	g8-2007 at lists.wissensallmende.de

Dear friends

attached you'll find the final version of the declaration concerning G8 
and IPR. Thanks to all of you who provided comments, critics and help in 
the last weeks – this was very helpful and I think we now have a much 
better declaration than we had in the beginning of this process. The 
debate on content is closed now but please, if you find any mistakes 
concerning the language used please send me a mail.

Now search for first signatories has to be started – next Wednesday (May 
23rd) the meeting of the G8 ministers on IPR is starting and so we 
should send out press-releases on Tuesday, May 22nd  to ensure that 
newspapers writing on the start of that meeting take in the declaration 
(for more information on this please see below).

So time is short and I want to ask you first to SIGN ON AS FIRST 
SIGNATORY (organizations as well as private persons are invited) and 
second to SHARE THE STATEMENT with people you know, send it to relevant 

People wishing to be first signatories can either SEND A MAIL TO ME (if 
you are representing a organization please send your logo as well as 
your web address - buhr at wissensallmende.de ) OR WRITE YOUR SIGNATORY 
DIRECT INTO THE wiki (http://declarationg8andipr.pbwiki.com/ , password: 
g82007). This list is intended to give all of us an overview on who 
already signed on and I will include signatories I receive per mail 
there as well.

For having a faster flow of information I included everyone involved in 
the process till now into a mailinglist. It is not moderated so please 
feel free to post comments and ideas.


Press releases

We plan to announce this declaration on May 22nd GMT+1 with permission 
to print the statement on the 23rd.

Should we send out joint press releases nation by nation? We will make a 
draft release over the weekend in German. If anyone is interested in 
joining us or getting our draft to use it for your own press release 
please contact me. I will send out a link to a wiki page with the draft 
on Sunday evening.

Who else plans to release something at that date or possibly later? 
Please send a short note to the list. If for this an English translation 
of the German press release would be helpful than please give me a hint 
– I'll try my best.

If you have personal contact to a journalist it would be very helpful if 
you could forward the release directly to him.

A German translation will be ready by Monday morning. As there are 
possibly discussions on that to be made it would be very helpful if all 
German friends wishing to be included in this discussion send me a short 
message. I than will send a link to a wiki with the text to you on 
Monday and hope that we have it ready at the evening. If there is a 
chance please take note on this in your schedule.

Does anyone planning to translate to other languages?

Official Website for signing on

Signing on should be opened on May 23rd around noon to be ready if 
newspapers and other media are picking up this topic.

We will need one place where we collect all signatories. It would be 
possible to do this on our web page (www.wissensallmende.de) if you like 
that idea. I hope to be able to ensure that we have a good tool for 
this. I will get more information on this on Friday. If you have a tool 
for collecting signatures online please say hello. Also if you are very 
familiar with typo3 – which we use on our page – our webmaster will me 
very pleased by a helping hand.

More detailed criticism on G8 policy to be included on websites

I think we need more detailed critics besides this statement to include 
it on the web page where later people and organizations will be able to 
sign on.

We already have some more detailed critics on our chancellors plans – 
but I fear I'll not be able to write it down over the weekend – I'll try 
to write a statement on the German chancellors plans at the beginning of 
the week. If anyone would be able to translate it from German to English 
it would be very great.

Also it would be great if some people could provide a written critic on 
their governments position or on politics of other G8 members as well. 
Please send a short message to this list if you already have some or if 
you'd like to write something, perhaps other people would like to join you.

So - this for the moment - I'm looking forward to your replies, ideas 
and critics and hoorays.

All best,


Petra Buhr
Netzwerk Freies Wissen

Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte
Greifswalder Str. 4
10405 Berlin

Tel: + 49 (0)30 710 93 998
Mobil: +49 177 876 0 765
Mail: petra.b.buhr at wissensallmende.de

"This song is Copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright #154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin' it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don't give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that's all we wanted to do."
- Woody Guthrie (in the late 1930s on a songbook distributed to listeners who wanted the words to his recordings)

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