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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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Re:Create Recap – January 19, 2017

This Week In History: Internet Blackout Leads To SOPA/PIPA Defeat. January 18 marked the five-year anniversary of the unprecedented “internet blackout,” which led to the defeat of the SOPA/PIPA legislation. The Re:Create Coalition released a statement stating, “Five years ago, millions of Americans across the country came together by harnessing the power of the internet…Thanks to the unprecedented online protest,…

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Re:Create Recap – January 12

Next Week Is Copyright Week! Get ready: Copyright Week is almost here and the Re:Create Coalition is excited to take part. Starting Monday, Copyright Week will feature diverse groups promoting and discussing the proper principles guiding copyright policy. Throughout the week, groups will address different elements of copyright and advocate for policy that promotes creativity and innovation. Poll: Americans Oppose…

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Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Americans Oppose Restrictive Copyright Policies

From: Justin Mayhew, Public Policy Polling® To: Interested Parties Subject: Overwhelming Majority of Americans Oppose Restrictive Copyright Policies Date: January 12, 2017 A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that voters across the country want the internet to remain a free and open space for exchanging ideas and original content. A near unanimous 94% of Americans say they regularly go…

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Re:Create Recap – January 5, 2017

CES 2017 And Why Fair Use Matters. As the newest technology innovations, leaders, and big thinkers take center stage at CES 2017 this week, Re:Create has unveiled a new infographic to help people understand just how important the principle of fair use is to our ability to experience the latest that technology has to offer. The premier conference, hosted by…

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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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