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Re:Create Recap – March 9, 2017

Why Farmers Need A “Right to Repair” Their Tractors. The Guardian took a look at how copyrighted software prevents farmers from fixing their own machinery in A right to repair: why Nebraska farmers are taking on John Deere and Apple. Because much of today’s farming equipment is high-tech, the article noted that “Only manufacturers and authorized dealers are allowed [to…

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Re:Create Recap – March 2, 2017

Fair Use Week: A Big Success. The Association of Research Libraries was joined by 142 organizations and individuals across the country to celebrate fair use last week. Each day of Fair Use Week, participants shared educational materials and stories in order to explain how Americans benefit from fair use everyday. Click here for highlights, including posts from the Re:Create Coalition…

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Re:Create Recap – February 23, 2017

Dear Copyright Office, Safe Harbors Work. The Re:Create Coalition, its members and a number of other organizations submitted reply comments to the Copyright Office on February 21 as part of the its ongoing copyright review process. The comments collectively highlight the importance of safe harbor provisions in fostering creativity and innovation on the internet. “Thanks to the openness of the…

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What They’re Saying: U.S. Copyright Office’s Section 512 Study Responses

Many organizations submit reply comments highlighting importance of safe harbor provisions in fostering the internet and supporting free speech online. Re:Create Coalition: “Thanks to the openness of the user-generated platforms on the internet enabled by Section 512 of the DMCA, there is now a growing and important class of ‘new creators’…Users are an extremely important stakeholder in this conversation…Their voices…

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Re:Create Files 512 Reply Comments

The Re:Create Coalition submitted the following additional comments regarding the subject of the DMCA safe harbor provisions contained in 17 U.S.C. § 512. Pursuant to the notice of inquiry published by the Copyright Office (the Office) in the Federal Register at 81 Fed. Reg. 78,636 (Nov. 8, 2016), later extended at 82 Fed. Reg. 8,629 (Jan. 27, 2017), the Re:Create Coalition…

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Re:Create Recap – February 16, 2017

People Of Color Bypass Hollywood, Use Internet To Host Their Music, Films And TV. In Why storytellers of color ignore usual gatekeepers, take a chance on the internet, NPR examines how diverse voices in music and film are using online platforms like Vimeo, YouTube and Netflix to bypass traditional entertainment industry gatekeepers. In 2014, 90% of cable shows had white…

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Re:Create Recap – February 9, 2017

Professor Mark Lemley’s Words Of Wisdom For The DMCA: Let It Be. In the third episode of Copy This, host Kirby Ferguson talks with Mark Lemley, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Ferguson and Lemley help listeners navigate the complex – yet important – details of the DMCA, what safe harbors are, and…

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Re:Create Recap – February 2, 2017

WIRED: Restrictive Copyright Rules Will Hamper Creativity & Innovation. In The Copyright Barons Are Coming. Now’s The Time To Stop Them, WIRED’s Josh Tabish pushes back against the Copyright Alliance’s recent letter to Trump. “[T]he argument that more restrictive copyright rules are necessary to protect the industry and artists does not stand up to scrutiny,” he wrote, before explaining how…

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Re:Create Submits Comments To The Goodlatte-Conyers Copyright Office Proposal

January 30, 2017 The Honorable Bob Goodlatte Chairman House Committee on the Judiciary U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable John Conyers Ranking Member House Committee on the Judiciary U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Conyers: Re:Create is a coalition founded in 2015 to engage policymakers and the public by starting…

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Re:Create Recap – January 26, 2017

A Look Back At January 18, The 5-Year Anniversary Of SOPA/PIPA. Last week was the five-year anniversary of the SOPA/PIPA internet blackout — an important date that 9 million Twitter users were paying attention to. Re:Create Coalition Executive Director Joshua Lamel issued a statement on the anniversary noting, “The support for free speech online remains as strong as ever. We…

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