EuroClio fully supports COMMUNIA’s stance. Steven Stegers, programme director, stated that:
“We believe that educators should be provided with the autonomy necessary for them to give the best possible learning opportunities for students, and that students and other learners should have the freedom required for effective independent learning. The choice of resources that an educator uses should only be dependent on the need they see in their students.”
EuroClio considers COMMUNIA’s stance to be in complete accordance with its mission and manifesto. With that in mind, EuroClio, together with thirty-three other organisations and seventeen individuals, signed a joint letter of concern, which carries out the common concern regarding the European Commission’s directive proposal.
Read more about the need for copyright reform, as well as COMMUNIA’s entire position paper on http://www.communia-association.org/2016/12/05/commissions-proposal-education-devil-detail and http://www.communia-association.org/2017/02/08/clear-statement-educational-sector-need-better-copyright-reform.