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Vi gör en granskande dokumentär om Copyswede. We are making a documentary about the Swedish organisation Copyswede.
A film about the Swedish organisation Copyswede and copyright levies.
A film about the Swedish organisation Copyswede and copyright levies.
1,387 backers pledged SEK 306,461 to help bring this project to life.

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Vi gör en granskande dokumentär om Copyswede. We are making a documentary about the Swedish organisation Copyswede.

COPYGATE - A documentary about Copyswede

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Vi gör en granskande dokumentär om Copyswede och lagen om privatkopieringsersättning.

Help us make a difference. We have spent the last six months doing research for a documentary about the Swedish organisation Copyswede and the work they claim to be behind. If you bought a USB-drive, hard-drive, DVD, CD, computer, iPhone or another device that can be used in private copying, you are directly affected, whether you like it or not. We would like this to change and a step in that direction is to make a documentary to get the word out.

Anonymous Support. We understand that there are people and companies who would like to be anonymous when supporting campaigns and projects. For those of you who want to stay anonymous, just choose any account name that’s not identifiable when backing the project.

Contribute. If you would like to contribute to this documentary with help or maybe you have a particular skill you think we need, please send us an email.

  • We will also look for music to be featured in the documentary so if you are an musician and think your music would work in the documentary, please let us know.

For any questions regarding questions about the documentary or the campaign, please send us an email and we will get back to you.

dokcopyswede (at) gmail.com

Making a documentary is not an easy feat and to get it funded is difficult. On top of that, making a documentary about a strong private organisation makes it even harder. That is why we are looking to Kickstarter to find the support from the people and companies that have the same questions as us. The goal is to be able to finance the documentary and have a complete film during winter this year.

A list of successful documentaries on Kickstarter:

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang

TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay

BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!

Just as these examples above show, we see Kickstarter as a great way of getting a strong community and ideas to come forward, that is why we invite everyone with ideas, questions or information about Copyswede or the private copying laws to contact us.

A successful campaign here would be a great step towards getting the word out about an outdated and fuzzy law.

We have nothing against copyright...

We want to investigate and discuss the organisation Copyswede and see how it affect, improves or directly work against the copyright laws, electronics industry, wholesalers and retailers, not to forget the consumer and the creatives.

We will interview representatives from every part of the industry to get serious and clear answers on our questions regarding the private copying laws and the copyright issues. Not only will we interview the people behind Copyswede but we will also talk with the beneficiaries and see what they think. What is unclear and what do they want to be changed?

In addition to the interviews, we will do our best to find answers to the more important questions that many of us have.

A selection of the questions we have:

  • Who are the legislators who make it possible for a private organisation to unilaterally decide on the charging of what we buy?
  • What advantages does the current system have and what are the alternatives? Is it time for a revision and modernization of an outdated law, or is today's solution still the most suitable?
  • What responsibility does Copyswede have for providing information to the copyright owners and the general public and do they take their responsibilities?
  • What are the plans for the law on private copying fees? What can we do to simplify, improve or change the law?
  • What is Copyswede's reason behind their lawsuits, is it scare tactics or have they had a conversation with the companies prior to the lawsuits?

Be a part of something worthwhile and be updated.

This is not a crowdfunding about fun or cool things like dinosaurs or lasers, you can find that here. So we completely understand if this is not something you would regularly support on Kickstarter. We can offer you something else, a project that will make a difference or a chance to change something, not that Kung Fury didn't made a difference or changed anything but you get the point.

The organisation Copyswede is one of the copyright industry's least-known entities. Despite this, Copyswede charges the copyright fees that most consumers in Sweden comes in direct contact with. Our goal is to create a conversation about the private copying laws, the fees and allow everyone to speak.

We believe that in the long run, speaking up will help the creative community, copyright holders, lawmakers and the electronic industry in Sweden and abroad.

This documentary will be an opportunity for Copyswede to improve their communication with consumers and the industry so we encourage them to support us as well. With our continuous updates we will put light on the issues and hopefully, we can present solutions as well, with or without Copyswede.

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The documentary will be partially funded with our own money but we need your help to be able to get a reasonable budget. We are conducting this crowdfunding in order to get the amount possible to produce a quality documentary.

If the crowdfunding is a success, the money will be used solely for the documentary. This includes getting the right people aboard the project, production costs and equipment rentals.

In the budget we have taken to account an overhead to make sure that none of the expenses comes as a surprise.

I hope you will support us in this project. Everything is set and ready for us to start, we have a strong support but we need all help we can get.

Remember, a small amount is also a statement. Everything helps and everything is greatly appreciated. Without you, there will be no change.

Risks and challenges

Making a documentary can be a hard and time consuming process. We are fully aware of problems that can and will occur. Our experience is that with a clear budget, timetable and overhead, a lot can be accomplished in time and without any major problems.

With our experience we will limit potential problems to a minimum and take necessary steps in order to secure some of the most common issues.

1. Raid and double hard drives for all information, interviews and edits made.
2. We will only work with experienced team members.
3. An overhead has been applied to all costs in the budget.
4. Planning all steps of the process.

A successful Kickstarter campaign will make a huge difference for the debate around the private copying law in Sweden and will raise awareness about Copyswede. The more supporters we get, the stronger the message will be to the community and lawmakers in Sweden, Scandinavia and Europe.

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    As a super early bird you will get to watch the documentary online plus have your name on the website!

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    As a supporter plus you will have our big thanks and for that, your name on the website!

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    EARLY BIRD STREAMER (≈$12)

    This level is exactly as above but for the ones who missed the previous one.

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    STREAMER (≈$15)

    You'll get a link to watch the documentary online and have your name on the documentary website, plus a huge thank you and appreciation from the team!

    Also, we will send you a Spotify playlist of the music used in the documentary.

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    DOWNLOADER (≈$15)

    You'll get a link to download the documentary to watch it when and where you want. We will also have your name on the documentary website, plus a huge thank you and appreciation from the team!

    As a plus, we will send you the Spotify playlist of music used in the documentary.

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    DVD ENTHUSIAST (≈$17)

    We will send you your own DVD with the documentary to dust off your DVD player.

    This also comes with a Spotify playlist of the music used in the documentary.

    Plus we will put your name on the documentary website and of course a huge thank you and appreciation from the team!

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    SELFIE (≈$24)

    We will post your selfie, photo-shopped dog or another picture on the website with your name, plus send you a link to watch the documentary online.

    Of course, this comes with a huge thank you and the Spotify playlist as well!

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    USB BACKER (≈$28)

    You will receive a nice envelope with a USB drive containing the documentary.

    In addition you will have your name on the website AND in the documentary credits, plus a link to stream the documentary!

    As always, an incredible big thank you from us and the Spotify playlist with music from the documentary!

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    MEETING (≈$55)

    Get together for a coffee with the team in Stockholm, Sweden.

    Receive a USB drive containing the documentary and have your name on the website and in the documentary credits.

    A big thank you from us and as always the Spotify playlist with music from the documentary!

    Travel to and stay in Stockholm, Sweden is not included.

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    Get together with the team for a dinner in Stockholm, Sweden.

    A download and stream link will be sent to you. Don't forget the Spotify playlist and of course the USB drive.

    If you want, you will have your name on the website and in the documentary credits.

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    TOURIST (≈$1800)

    Visit the producer, Daniel in Los Angeles or Las Vegas for a special weekend with you and three friends - four total.

    In this pack you will also get four USB's, a great experience and the Spotify playlist.

    In addition you will have your name on the website and in the documentary credits, plus a link to stream the documentary!

    Travel to Los Angeles or Las Vegas is not included.

    A two nights stay in Los Angeles or Las Vegas (choose one) is included.

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    EXECUTIVE BACKER (≈$2400)

    Thank you!

    Get the opportunity to be an Executive Producer on this documentary and of course get IMDB credits!

    You'll get eight USB-drives to give to your friends and family and have your name as an executive producer in the documentary and on the website.

    As always, the Spotify playlist will be sent to you as well.

    This comes with no responsibilities, only fun.

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Funding period

- (30 days)