Re:Create Coalition Encourages Congress to Support Balanced Copyright Law as Listening Tour Launches

Washington, D.C. – The Re:Create coalition today released the following statement as the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, led by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), begins a national listening tour in Nashville, TN, as part of the committee’s comprehensive copyright review that began in 2013.

“There is wide agreement that our nation’s copyright laws must reflect the demands and opportunities of today’s digital age. We thank Chairman Goodlatte and the House Judiciary Committee for conducting this listening tour that demonstrates the significant role copyright law plays in today’s creative economy,” said Re:Create spokeswoman Tina Pelkey. “As a broad and diverse coalition that represents creators, innovators, and consumers, we support balanced copyright laws that foster innovation, creativity, economic growth, and fair use. We encourage committee members to hear from all voices on this issue as they work to develop modern copyright laws that are clear, transparent and recognize the important role the public domain and maximizing information access plays in advancing culture.”

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