We the undersigned affirm:
That Copyright is the workers’ right of recording artists, musicians, composers, and other creative workers.
That the Fair Trade protection of our natural and human environment that we demand as the basis for US trade agreements includes the right of working creators to protection from unfair competition with an open, corporate, ad funded black market.
That we support the recommendations of the AFM, SAG AFTRA, ASCAP, and BMI (as expressed in the Music Community’s response to the US Copyright Office)* as the basis for reforms needed to restore fair market conditions.
Together, we can fight for OUR future, one with economic justice for ALL those whose labor makes the internet possible: from the CWA workers who build and maintain its infrastructure; to the many exploited employees and subcontractors within digital industries; to the recording artists, film makers, and other creators whose ad monetized ‘content’ generates much of the digital environment’s vast wealth.