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Online petition for right to copying successful

More than a million people signed the petition of a German student on the platform Change.org, as it calls on YouTube to allow the private copying of public videos. So far, only two petitions have managed to reach more than a million signatures in Change.org.

Philip Matesanz (21), computer science student from Hanover, wanted YouTube to allow its users to exercise the right to get personal copies of public videos. He argued that YouTube has a monopoly-like position in online broadcasting, which is a big responsibility in terms of safeguarding the users’ rights. The company should show that you the rights of so many people be taken seriously and continue to allow them to exercise these.

The petition was successful thanks to the viral dissemination of information and international coverage.