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Collective redress mechanisms should be available to protect usage rights and creators' rights.

Individual users of copyright-protected materials, as well as individual creators, are rarely in a position to assert and defend their rights in court. Europe needs strong collective redress provisions to allow users’ rights organisations, as well as creators’ associations, to intervene on issues such as copyright trolling, restrictions on the exercise of usage rights, or unfair or restrictive contractual terms.

Etching of a printer's press by Abraham Bosse.
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