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

Florian Hufsky florian.hufsky at ppoe.or.at
Sat May 19 18:19:41 CEST 2007

No problem,

what do we need to do?

On May 19, 2007, at 4:09 PM, Christof Leng wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.
> cheers,
> Christof
> -------- Original Message --------
> 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  
> AS FIRST SIGNATORIES. 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. SOME  
> releases *************** We plan to announce this declaration on  
> May 22nd GMT+1 with permission to print the statement on the 23rd.  
> Questions: 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. ************ Translations ************ 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 -- Petra Buhr Koordinatorin Netzwerk Freies Wissen  
> www.wissensallmende.de 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)
> <declarationG8andIPR_final.pdf>
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