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Re:Create Recap – September 15, 2016

Engine Announced As Newest Member Of Re:Create Coalition. Evan Engstrom, Executive Director of Engine, announced the group has joined the Re:Create Coalition in a Medium blog post this morning. Founded in 2011, Engine is a policy, advocacy, and research organization supporting startups as an engine for economic growth and is also known for being instrumental in the defeat of SOPA/PIPA…

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Re:Create Recap – September 8, 2016

Europe’s Draft Copyright Proposal Leaves Nobody Happy. “It’s almost as if the [European] Commission is trying to kill off copyright, the press, and the internet, all in one proposal,” copyright lawyer Remy Chavannes told Politico amidst continuing news coverage of the European Commission’s proposed copyright directive. Yelp’s head of public policy, Kostas Rossoglou, added, “The leaked EU copyright ‘reform’ proposal…

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A Day in the Life of Fair Use at School

From when the first period bell rings, to mid-term exams and musical recitals, the principle of fair use is a regular part of life at school. And, its prevalence is expanding as more teaching and learning is done online. So, as students and teachers begin the 2016-2017 school year, Re:Create developed an infographic to demonstrate the many different ways they…

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Re:Create Recap – September 1, 2016

Re:Create At SXSW 2017 – Last Chance To Vote! For a second consecutive year, the Re:Create Coalition is applying to bring the copyright conversation to SXSW. Our panel, Know Your CopyRIGHTS as a Digital Creator, features a YouTube personality, journalist/author and a digital attorney discussing fair use, what is considered infringement and other complex copyright regulations. Voting closes tomorrow, so…

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Re:Create Recap – August 25, 2016

Farmer Explains How Copyright Law Impacts His Crops. In How Digital Copyright Law Is Being Used to Run Roughshod Over Repairs, NBC News interviewed Nebraskan farmer Doug Hall about how copyrighted software prohibits him from repairing his own farming machinery, as the warranty specifically required authorized technicians to service it. This kind of copyright protection is enshrined in Section 1201…

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Re:Create Recap – August 18, 2016

Re:Create Coalition To European Commissioners: Safe Harbors Enable The Internet To Flourish. After news spread across the pond that the European Commission is considering departing from the safe harbor framework under EU copyright law, Re:Create’s Executive Director Joshua Lamel sent a letter this week to European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner Gunther H. Oettinger. The letter states, in…

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Letter to EU from Re:Create Executive Director

European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Günther H. Oettinger Rue De La Loi 200 1000 Brussels Belgium Dear Commission Vice President Ansip and Commissioner Oettinger, We are writing today in response to a concerning news report that the European Commission (EC) is considering reviewing the important safe harbor framework for internet intermediaries that are at…

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Re:Create Recap – August 11, 2016

Re:Create At SXSW 2017 – Vote For Us! For a second consecutive year, the Re:Create Coalition is applying to bring the copyright conversation to SXSW. Our panel, Know Your CopyRIGHTS as a Digital Creator, features a YouTube personality, a journalist/author and a digital attorney to discuss fair use, what is considered infringement and other complex copyright regulations. Show us your…

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Re:Create Recap – August 4, 2016

Stephen Colbert’s Identical Twin Cousin Raises Copyright Issues. During CBS’ “Late Show” coverage of the DNC, comedian Stephen Colbert resurrected his eponymous “Colbert Show” character. Shortly after airing the episode, Colbert announced on-air that lawyers contacted CBS to claim the character of Stephen Colbert as Comedy Central’s intellectual property before introducing his “identical twin cousin” also named Stephen Colbert. “I…

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Re:Create Recap – July 28, 2015

Re:Create Executive Director Interviewed On Sirius XM POTUS. Josh Lamel, Executive Director of the Re:Create Coalition, spoke on Sirius XM POTUS’ Morning Briefing on Monday to talk about the use of popular music at campaigns. Lamel explained that Trump’s use of songs at the Republican National Convention was likely covered by a comprehensive music license for a public performance and…

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