Richard Stallman today published an Open Letter to Brazil’s President Elect Dilma Rousseff and the Citizens of Brazil. The founder of the GNU project and the Free Software Foundation congratulates Brazil on its readiness to introduce the freedom to file-share into copyright law. He proposes improvements to ensure that the levy goes to authors and artists rather than to companies and to avoid favoring superstars. He also suggests a mechanism for incentivizing foreign artists to work for the adoption of the Sharing Licence in their own country.
The Open Letter is published on Richard’s website in English and in Portuguese (translated by Pablo Hess, with support by Alexandre Oliva). Also see the campaign website for the Sharing Licence and sign the petition to ensure that the „momentous improvement” of the freedom to share in copyright law will actually happen.