Modern Poland Foundation

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CopyCamp 2017: registration is now open!

July 24, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Ada Małczyńska

How does copyright affect your life? What links copyright and culture, education, science, technology, health, and food? Find out at CopyCamp 2017: The Internet of Copyrighted Things! See you on 28-29 September at @KinoPraha in Warsaw. Register at:


Copyright reform workshops at CopyCamp 2016

Oct. 13, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
Krzysztof Siewicz
act / event / law

On October 27th at CopyCamp we will hear Dimitar Dimitrov from Wikimedia speaking about copyright public policy. On the same day, Dimitar will lead a workshop about advocating for a good copyright reform. You can register for CopyCamp at:, and for the workshops at:


CopyCamp 2016 workshops

Oct. 6, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Krzysztof Siewicz

Registration is open for workshops accompanying the CopyCamp. More at:


Open Call for CopyCamp 2014

April 30, 2014, 5:01 p.m.
Marta Skotnicka

We are pleased to have launched an Open Call for speakers at the International CopyCamp Conference 2014. This year we will focus on the social impacts of copyright. CopyCamp will take place on November 6-7 in Warsaw.

If you are interested in the subject of copyright and would like to express their opinion, submit a presentation proposal by the 15th of June.

To take part in the conference as a speaker, please submit your presentation summary of max. 1800 characters via speaker registration form. In order to simply attend the conference, please sign up using participant registration form.

Submitting your proposal, please choose one of the following thematic tracks:

  • CopyArt
  • Creative Middle Class
  • How to Pay?
  • How to Be Paid?
  • Copyright and Education
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Copyright and Human Rights
  • Self-Publishing
  • Future of the Book
  • Copyright Enforcement
  • Future of Copyright
  • Copyright Debate

On the basis of the proposal summary, the appointed jury will select about 30 speakers of this year’s CopyCamp. Please note: your presentation should not exceed 10 minutes.

Please find more information at!


Copyright Consultations - Modern Poland Foundation's position

Feb. 28, 2014, 4:26 p.m.
Paweł Stankiewicz

In early December 2103 the European Commission announced consultations regarding copyright in the European Union. After the last year’s failure of the Licenses of Europe process, we hope that this time the Commission will much more strongly account for citizens’ opinions on the subject of creating new legal frames for our future use of culture in the Internet.

To encourage citizens to particpate in the European Commission consultations on copyright, we prepared a useful platform in Polish, which made it easy to answer the 80 questions posed by the Commission.

We are positively surprised with the great public response to the consultations. We have noted over 800 forms downloaded from the platform. The Commission promised to present the full data as soon as possible. We already know that over 11 000 responses were submitted.

The Modern Poland Foundation also prepared an official position paper in reply to the consultations in which we underline that copyright should take into account the perspective of citizens’ freedoms.

The full text of the position paper in English


You Can Fix Copyright

Jan. 15, 2014, 5:15 p.m.

The Modern Poland Foundation is taking part in the ongoing public consultations regarding the copyright system announced by the European Commission.

They last till February 5, 2014 which leaves citizens of the European Union only 2 weeks to express their opinion on such copyright-related topics as: should linking and browsing be legal? do we have the right to download files? can we have full access to library collections online? how should authors be remunerated for their work? what are the limits of fair use? should terms of copyright protection be shorter? and many others.

The broad coalition of organizations led by C4C, with the Modern Poland Foundation as one of its members, prepared an online tool making it easier for people to go through the complicated process of the consultations. The website is also connected with the platform for polish speaking users prepared by the Modern Poland Foundation.


Let's Talk, Let's Play The Conference Card Game

Dec. 19, 2013, 12:38 p.m.
Marta Skotnicka

The aim of the Coference Card Game is to make you think about the meaning of words and the influence your speaking habits have on the reality. You may disagree with some or all of our opinions. However, we will be more than happy if we make you think more critically, consciously and carefully while using copyright language.

There are 52 cards in a deck. Each card refers to a single popular word used in the copyright debate. Even very few people in the conference room using the cards can raise awareness of the importance of the copyright language.

More information on the Conference Card Game

Buy a deck to share the idea with your friends.


Future of Copyright Contest 2.0 CALL FOR PAPERS

July 4, 2013, 10:19 a.m.
Patrycja Klempas

Modern Poland Foundation is again asking people all over the world about their vision of the future of copyright. There are now 4 days to go before the end of the crowd founding campaign and there are 4 weeks left before the deadline to submit the work for the Future of Copyright Contest.