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We must get rid of 'digital handcuffs' for the internet, says Neelie Kroes

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The world needs to move towards a more open internet and remove the “digital handcuffs” that stifle innovation and democracy, according to EC vice president for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes.

During a speech at W3C in Lyon Kroes said that the EU required new legislation to protect a free and open internet while also ensuring that copyright holders were properly recognised and rewarded.

But she also criticised the complicated licensing systems for copyrighted material in Europe, stating that copyright societies were lying when they claimed to be working to protect artists.

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