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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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Re:Create Recap April 24, 2020

**Copyright’s Role In Supporting Health And Safety During COVID-19** Sharing Knowledge About Life-Saving Device Serves The Public Interest. In a blog about top engineers around the globe who are cooperating and sharing knowledge about medical technology, EFF highlights the importance of ensuring legal restrictions, like patents and copyrights, aren’t an obstacle to innovation. With research underway to find emergency alternatives…

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Re:Create Recap April 17, 2020

**How Americans Are Using Internet Platforms For Good During COVID-19** Etsy Community Helps Meet Demand For Face Masks. Etsy is helping its community of creators meet the demand by encouraging sellers to make and sell masks if they have the skills and materials. In a blog, Etsy CEO Josh Silverman highlights that between April 4-6, there were two million searches…

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Open Innovation in Medical Technology Will Save Lives

: Originally Posted On: EFF Deep Links

Experts from the world’s top engineering programs have come together to share knowledge about medical technology, hoping to make life-saving treatments more widely available. Importantly, they’re ensuring that patents, copyrights, and other legal restrictions don’t get between that knowledge and the people who need it most.

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Re:Create Recap April 10, 2020

**Copyright Law And Education As Classrooms Move Online** AALL Compiles COVID-19 Resources. The American Association of Law Libraries compiled a list of COVID-19 resources to help others navigate working and learning remotely. The list includes a blog series by AALL member Kyle K. Courtney which provides guidance on remote learning. Courtney reminds readers in his first post that “libraries and…

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CDT Joins 140+ Asking WIPO to Ensure IP Laws Don’t Hinder Responses to COVID-19

: Originally Posted On: CDT

Dear Dr Gurry, We write to you as organisations and individuals representing researchers, educators, students, and the institutions that support them, to encourage WIPO to take a clear stand in favour of ensuring that intellectual property regimes are a support, and not a hindrance, to efforts to tackle both the Coronavirus outbreak and its consequences.

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