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Re:Create Recap May 29, 2020

Re:Create: Copyright Office Study Ignores Consumers. In a statement responding to the U.S. Copyright Office 512 study released last week, Re:Create Coalition executive Director Josuha Lamel stated: “While we are happy the report did not call for notice and staydown or siteblocking, the changes being suggested are not the ‘fine-tuning’ the Copyright Office suggests, but rather changes that will have…

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The DMCA Works: What Consumers, Tech & Creators Have to Say About DMCA Section 512

Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a legal cornerstone for the internet’s successful and transformative power to grow the American economy, level the playing field, boost access to information and advance global culture. At a time when our entire lives have shifted to online platforms due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DMCA is perhaps more important…

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Get To Know Our Members: Niskanen Center

Re:Create has launched a blog series, Get to Know Our Members, to help others better understand the type of work Re:Create members do and why they are so motivated by copyright issues. For this post, we heard from Daniel Takash, regulatory policy fellow at the Niskanen Center. 1: What is your organization’s mission? Niskanen Center’s Captured Economy Project works to…

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Balanced Copyright Rules Can Help Save Lives During the COVID-19 Crisis

: Originally Posted On: EFF Deep Links

Our friends and right to repair leaders at iFixit are can-do people. If they see a need they can fill, they step up to do it – even if that need is massive. And they’ve done precisely that with a new and user-friendly archive of repair information for mission-critical medical equipment, including easy-to-use repair guides that boil down key information. Thanks to…

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Re:Create Recap May 15, 2020

High School Drama Students Create Mystery Series For YouTube Channel. When school closures forced drama students at John Burroughs High School in Burbank, CA to cancel their final play, the students decided to create their own multi-part mystery series for YouTube instead. “The opportunity to write and edit, which I really haven’t done much of, has been really, really incredible,”…

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Get to Know Our Members: Center For Democracy and Technology

Re:Create has launched a blog series, Get to Know Our Members, to help others better understand the different ways Re:Create members work to support balanced copyright laws and why they are so motivated by copyright issues. For this post, we heard from Stan Adams, deputy general counsel & open internet counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT). 1: What…

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Re:Create Recap May 8, 2020

Tiger King Craze Teaches Important Copyright Lessons. In an op-ed for Slate, Re:Create Executive Director Joshua Lamel uses the show that has captivated audiences to raise awareness of fair use protections and abuses of the copyright system. “SLAPP suits are an abuse of our legal system, with people trying to silence or punish critics by subjecting them to lawsuits that…

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Re:Create Recap May 1, 2020

**How The Internet Is Supporting Creators, Connections And Coping During COVID-19** New TikTok Feature Helps Creators Fundraise For Charities. TikTok launched a new feature that allows creators to raise funds for their favorite charities by adding a sticker to a video or live stream. The donations, which are powered by charitable fundraising platform Tiltify, are in support of organizations like…

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