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U.S. Copyright Law Glossary of Key Terms

Understanding our nation’s copyright law is important, but also complex. The below glossary of key copyright terms is a resource to help promote informed discussions about copyright policy.  Copyright: An exclusive legal right given to the creator or an assignee of an original work of authorship that is fixed in any tangible medium of expression currently known or later developed….

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Re:Create Recap July 25, 2019

ReCreate Opposes CASE Act. Following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s markup of the CASE Act, the Re:Create Coalition issued a statement opposing the proposed creation of a small claims court: “It is not small claims when it could bankrupt over half of American families for sharing a photograph online if they were subject to the CASE Act. It is not constitutional…

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What Creators, Users, Startups, Tech Industry, Digital Rights Advocates Are Saying About The CASE Act

The CASE Act won’t actually help artists and small creators Kerry Maeve Sheehan, Authors Alliance: “While this opt-out procedure is supposed to provide some protection for the accused, there’s a strong likelihood that authors, educators, and small creators without sophisticated legal knowledge or representation may not fully understand the implications and may ignore the notice – ending up on the…

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Re:Create Recap: The Case Against The CASE Act

**Special Edition: The Case Against The CASE Act** CASE Act Would Only Create New Problems For Americans. As the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 moves its way through the legislative process with a Senate Judiciary Committee markup scheduled for tomorrow, July 11, a Case Against the Case Act blog post by Re:Create lists the most serious concerns…

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The CASE Act Is Constitutionally Suspect and Has Serious Due Process Issues

The CASE Act Is Constitutionally Suspect and Has Serious Due Process Issues By Joshua Lamel and Sasha Moss In our second blog post about the CASE Act, we take on the judicial and extrajudicial concerns of the legislation. By establishing a judicial function within the legislative branch, not the judicial, the proposed legislation raises serious constitutional issues with having a court…

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Re:Create Recap – June 20, 2019

CASE Act  Would Be Windfall To Attorneys And Bad Idea For The Rest Of Us. In an op-ed on the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act of 2019, Re:Create’s Joshua Lamel and Sasha Moss take readers back to the file sharing or “Napster wars” to explain how the flawed bill would create problems for the everyday American, as well…

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The CASE Act — A Windfall to Attorneys and Bad Idea for the Rest of Us

The CASE Act — A Windfall to Attorneys and Bad Idea for The Rest of Us   By Joshua Lamel and Sasha Moss You know the old saying, “everything that is old is new again.” Recently, Congressmen Jeffries and Collins along with a host of Senators re-introduced for the third time, the “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019,” more commonly referred to…

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Re:Create Recap June 6, 2019

Poland Files Complaint Over EU Copyright Directive. Finding the EU’s new copyright rule as a censorship threat, Poland has filed a complaint with the European Court of Justice. A Reuters report quotes Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymanski who stated in an earlier interview with TVP Info, “This system may result in adopting regulations that are analogous to preventive censorship, which…

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