- Fundación para la Difusión del Conocimiento y el Desarrollo Sustentable Vía Libre (FVL)
- Civil Society
Internet intermediaries are the key to freedom of expression and access to culture, they are the mediators of public discourse, and their platforms serve as a space for participation and the circulation of information. However, as a result of the legislation of their countries of origin, they have developed strict policies for managing intellectual property online. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is the digital copyright standard and therefore has an impact on user rights. FVL seeks to defend freedom of expression and the rights of users of online platforms operating in Latin America by developing a solid and articulated protection of public discourse, which is currently mediated by social media companies that implement the notice and takedown system under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. This goal will be achieved through the identification and promotion of the use of copyright flexibilities in the region, the training of key sectors in the use of copyright regulations in favor of access and freedom of expression, and the promotion of public-private dialogue to strengthen access policies and legislative reforms that will allow expanding the range of copyright flexibilities in defense of Internet users.