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Fair Use at CES 2017

Today, CES 2017 kicks off in Las Vegas as tech innovators, enthusiasts, and consumers, along with policy makers and the media watch to see what next big thing is going to change our lives.  The premier launch event for new technology and innovation, hosted by the Consumer Technology Association, is celebrating its 50th anniversary and serves as a reminder of…

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Re:Create Recap – December 22, 2016

False And Abusive DMCA Takedowns Used To Censor Facebook Content. CNET examines the impact of Facebook’s status as a media-sharing source and publishing forum in a December 15 article, noting how abusive DMCA takedowns can be used as censorship on Facebook and other online platforms. In the past 6 months, WordPress rejected 9% of its takedown requests for being abusive….

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Re:Create Recap – December 15, 2016

Goodlatte And Conyers Unveil Proposal For Copyright Office Reform. Last week, U.S. Representatives Bob Goodlatte and John Conyers of the House Judiciary Committee released their proposed reforms to update the Copyright Office. The Re:Create Coalition released a statement expressing “some concern” over the proposal but agreeing “that the U.S. Copyright Office needs to be modernized to keep pace with the digital…

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Re:Create Recap – December 8, 2016

New Re:Create Podcast: What Can Star Wars Teach Us About Copyright? Are you one of the many Star Wars fans eagerly awaiting the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story later this month? Take a break to tune into Re:Create’s new Copy This podcast to learn about copyright and the role it has played in the success of the…

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New Re:Create Podcast Shows What Star Wars Can Teach Us About Copyright

Are you one of the many Star Wars fans eagerly awaiting the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story later this month? As you watch – and rewatch – the trailer, take a break to tune into Re:Create’s new Copy This podcast to learn about copyright and the role it’s played in the success of the fan-favorite series.  As…

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New Creator Profile: Jouelzy

In 2011, Jouelzy launched her eponymous YouTube channel. “I got into it because I felt like there was a void of my audience — educated, black women that are career minded — that wasn’t being spoken to.” Originally started as a beauty resource for African-American women, the channel has since evolved into an online hub driving discussions on pop culture…

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Re:Create Recap – November 17, 2016

Meet Kat Lazo: New Creator And MiTu Video Producer. In the second profile in the Re:Create Coalition’s “New Creator” series, Kat Lazo explains how she carved her own path using the internet to become a new creator and video producer for MiTu, a digital platform aimed at Latino audiences. “I wanted to impact the industry when it comes to women…

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New Creator Profile: Kat Lazo, MiTú Video Producer

Kat Lazo carved her own path to become a new creator and producer for MiTú, a digital platform aimed at Latino audiences, that wouldn’t have been possible without the internet. As a young student with dreams of becoming an actress, she attended LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She studied advertising and marketing at the Fashion…

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Re:Create Recap – November 3, 2016

SCOTUS Considers Dancing Baby And Cheerleader Uniform Copyright Cases. What do cheerleader uniforms and cute baby videos have in common? The U.S. Supreme Court is looking at copyright cases on these two issues, examining the legal standards for fair use and uniform design copyrights. On October 31, The New York Times reported that the Court heard arguments on whether cheerleader…

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Re:Create Recap – October 27, 2016

Register Of Copyrights Departs Copyright Office. Maria Pallante is no longer the Register of Copyrights — the top position in the Copyright Office — reports Roll Call this week. Karyn Temple Claggett, the current associate register, will lead the office in the interim as the Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden plans to conduct a search for a new permanent register….

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