Free Culture Forum

The FCForum is an international arena in wich to build and coordinate action around issues related to free/libre culture and access to knowledge.The FCForum brings together key organizations and active voices in the spheres of free/libre culture and knowledge, and provides a meeting point where we can find answers to the pressing questions behind the current paradigm shift.

Against the powerful lobbies of the copyright industries, the FCForum is a space for the construction of proposals arising from civil society in order to strengthen citizen's positions in the debate around the creation and distribution of art, culture and knowledge in the digital era.

The FCForum, which takes place in tandem with the 3rd oXcars Festival ? the biggest free/libre culture event of all time ; ) ?, is a three-day event of international scope in which to organize strategies that encompass different solutions and proposals from around the world, so that they add up and complement each other. It aims to build a shared response to the asymmetrical pressure exerted on governments by the lobbies of a particular sector of the industry.

At last year's FCForum we created the Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to Knowledge, a comprehensive legal compendium that has been adopted as a Charter by many organizations around the world. The document covers over 20 years of legal proposals for adapting copyright legislation to the digital era, and was drafted by more than 100 specialists and major organizations from twenty different countries.

It has turned out to be a very effective tool for counteracting reactionary legal proposals from  content industries lobbies such as ACTA, and the Spanish Law for Sustainable Culture, among others.