What does the future of the link look like?

Join our hangout, meet the campaign, and ask your burning questions.

The European Union is on the brink of making new rules about copyright law that could change the way we link to content. Right now the European Commission is asking for your views, and together we can make sure they give our digital rights new and better protections. However, there are also proposals, supported by powerful content publishers, to create damaging new restrictions on our freedom to link, share videos, and to express ourselves online.

OpenMedia and the Save the Link campaign have been working to ensure that your voice is heard in these big discussions about copyright reform.

Now, to fill you in on the progress we’re making together, and to explain what the threats to linking are,we are having an online gathering, with Members of the European Parliament and experts on digital rights will be calling in. So if you have questions, now is the time for us to answer them. Join our live Q&A session about Save the Link on Tuesday, December 15 @ 10:00am PST / 6:00pm GMT / 7:00pm CET.

: The live hangout video will be right here:

Send us a question!


Join in

You can participate by:

1. Submitting your questions through the form to the right.

2. Tweeting @OpenMediaOrg with the hashtag #SavetheLink (see the feed to the right.)

3. Join our GooglePlus page (available once the event is live) and submit a question.



The discussion will be broadcast live here on: December 15th: 10am PST / 6pm GMT

Who is participating?

JULIA REDA: Member of European Parliament, copyright rapporteur, and advocate for copyright rules that are suited for the digital age. Read more on her blog here.

HOSSEIN DERAKHSHAN: Iranian-Canadian blogger, Derakhshan is an active voice for the power of hyperlinks to connect us online, has recently penned The Web We Have to Save and Death of the Hyperlink: the Aftermath. He’s also working on a new distributed art project about hyperlinks called Link-age.

CORY DOCTOROW: Jack of all trades, Doctorow is a science-fiction novelist, he curates the blog BoingBoing, and is an advocate for fair copyright rules that benefit artists, creators, and Internet users.