The first COMMUNIA salon took place on the the 20th of March 2018 at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels as part of the European Copyright Action Days. Activists, academics and policy makers discussed the challenges on the intersection of creativity, value creation and copyright in the online environment. The first discussion was focussed on the future of creativity in the online environment: is it possible to reward creators for their contributions, while preserving the open nature of the internet? The second session was focused on exploring the consequences of the half-hearted copyright reform proposal that is currently moving through the European institutions. A possible copyright landscape in 10 years from now was explored under the title “Copyright Directive 2030: what kind of internet will we have in Europe if the current Directive passes?”.