The Pirate Party program, like the Nupes program, is one of the few that gives a significant place to culture, especially with a section entitled ” Education, culture, research and free knowledge “It is no surprise that this has, from its first page, heralded the political party’s attachment to” free flow of knowledge and information especially within the education system.
Within it, the Pirate Party proposes ” [g]generalize the free pooling of work and training resources created by national education, universities and ESPE [devenues les Instituts Nationaux Supérieurs du Professorat et de l’Éducation, NdR] and institutional working groups This association would take place through a portal combining lessons, exercises and repairs “what would it mean” end up in the economic abyss of textbooks in France “.
Instead of traditional textbooks, although Physical books are still possible, but based on portal resources “, from ” advanced readers “state-funded” complete a modern and sustainable education system for primary and secondary school students “.
” The digital aspect would facilitate access for people with disabilities, resources can be interpreted indifferently (braille, voice, adapted visual elements) “, Emphasizes the Pirate Party, which of course bases all this development on the use of free software.
In a similar logic to broader access to knowledge, the Pirate Party proposes ” make open science procedures compulsory for all public or private players in French research funded directly (grants, National Research Agency projects, etc.) or indirectly (Research Tax Credit) from public funds “.
In addition, the Pirate Party wishes to ” prohibit the use of public funds to pay for the processing of articles, namely newspaper publication fees and journals published by private scientific publishers.
The Pirate Party insists that researchers retain their copyrights and not sell them to scientific publishers. allow open, non-embargoed access to scientific publications through the use of a Creative Commons CC-BY license without fear of conflict with publishers over copyright “.
This measure would allow you to place online pre-printed versions of scientific articles in the open HAL archive without conditions including cases where scientific articles are subsequently published by private publishers. All data generated during the research work would also be subject to a free license, as well as the source code of the computer research programs used.
Cultural heritage and copyright
In city libraries, the Pirate Party is demanding large-scale operations to digitize cultural space catalogs. Digitization, which would also cover ” existing cultural heritage “, Made available to the public in this way.
The Pirate Party is in favor of calculating the time limit for placing a work on a free work in order to from the date of publication of the work and not from the date of the author’s death The party is also planning to do so limit the period of the trade monopoly on copyright to five to twenty years “.
Free culture and creation
The Pirate Party intends to allow ” free non – commercial file sharing “.” Copying, preserving, using and making available literary and artistic works for non-commercial purposes must not only be legalized but also be protected by law and actively promoted. “, The Pirate Party specifies its author’s reform.
” Our goal is to create an environment where motivation to create goes hand in hand with freedom of information “, Confirms the Pirate Party, which condemns frequent pressure from collective management organizations on individuals and SMEs and loss of orphan and out-of-business works for society “. User rights would also be guaranteed against digital locks (DRM).
It should be noted that the Pirate Party opposes a European measure recognizing the responsibility of platforms for sharing copyright works: ” Use automatic download filters to detect and block “terrorist content” or online copyright infringement should be prohibited as it often leads to the removal of legal content, including documentation of human rights violations in conflict areas, and violates users’ rights to “use copyright exceptions such as citations or parodies.” “, Details of PP. ” The decision to remove the content should be reserved for an independent public body such as a judge. »
” Remixes, parodies, citations and samples are excluded from the exclusive commercial monopoly copyright Calls on the Pirate Party to defend freedom of creation.
Contrary to popular belief, the Pirate Party takes into account the remuneration of authors and full transparency “European management companies as well as” fair contractual conditions for artists “.
The Pirate Party program is available at this address.
File – Legislative Year 2022: books and culture in the programs
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