Two-thirds of the world have no “fair use” or “fair dealing” copyright provisions.
Intellectual property laws stifle creativity and innovation if they are too restrictive about sharing and remixing – particularly for educational and non-profit use, which would be permitted under “fair use”. We need to reform laws that are outdated, and support the growth of licensing alternatives like the Creative Commons.
More governments are making data publicly available on the Internet every year.
Budgets, election results and census data can offer valuable insights to citizens, policy-makers and journalists. How data is released, can be just as important as what data is released. Once people have the right to know, more good innovations follow.