18 January 2021
An article in EUobserver on some lavish expenditure by EU border agency Frontex includes a quote from our Director, Chris Jones.
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"When EUobserver filed for the documents to release expenditures for European Border and Coast Guard Day, it came with a warning.
"Kindly be reminded that the copyrights of the documents rest with Frontex and making these works, available to third parties in this or another form without prior authorisation of Frontex is prohibited," stated a letter from Frontex.
Such threats don't make any sense, says Chris Jones from Statewatch, a civil liberties charity based in the UK.
"It's public money, how can they copyright it? I don't think that copyright argument can stand up to any meaningful scrutiny to be honest," he said."
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