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Re:Create Recap – March 7, 2019

14 Amicus Briefs Filed In Support Of Google Petition In Oracle Case. Jonathan Band posted a Project Disco roundup of the 14 amicus briefs filed in support of Google’s petition to the Supreme Court in the ongoing copyright dispute with Oracle. The blog captured the leading arguments from some of the nation’s leading IP scholars, computer scientists and software firms….

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Re:Create Recap – February 28, 2019

Re:Create Sends Letter To Congress. The Re:Create Coalition sent an open letter this week to Members of Congress urging them to support and promote balanced copyright policy. The letter laid out a set of key values to help guide the development of a balanced copyright legal framework that benefits creators, users and innovators. Underlying the principles is the Coalition’s belief…

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Letter to Members of Congress: Supporting a Pro-Innovation, Pro-Creator, Pro-Consumer Copyright Agenda

By: Re:Create

Supporting a Pro-Innovation, Pro-Creator, Pro-Consumer Copyright Agenda Congratulations on your election to the 116th Congress. We look forward to working with you in the upcoming months as you tackle many of the issues we face as a nation. We represent a cross-section of creators, advocates, thinkers and consumers. Re:Create was founded in 2015 to educate policymakers on the positive impact…

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Re:Create Recap – February 21, 2019

Last week, we shared with you our second annual report on the economic value of the New Creative Economy, which found that 16.9 million independent, American creators earned a baseline of $6.8 billion from posting their music, videos, art, crafts and other works online in 2017. The updated figures highlighted a 16.6% increase in the number of new creators and…

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Re:Create Recap- February 14, 2019

Report Finds New Creative Economy Is Thriving. The Re:Create Coalition released its second annual report on the economic value of the new creative economy this week, which found that 16.9 million independent, American creators earned a baseline of $6.8 billion from posting their music, videos, art, crafts and other works online in 2017. The updated figures highlighted a 16.6% increase…

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Re:Create Recap- February 7, 2019

New Creative Voices Are Making It In Hollywood Thanks To Wattpad. Hollywood continues to take notice of up-and-coming writers on online story-sharing platform Wattpad, reported The Los Angeles Times in a profile of the site and writers who’ve leveraged their online popularity into major deals with NBCUniversal, Hulu, Netflix and more. In fact, Netflix’s most re-watched film of 2018 was “The…

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Re:Create Recap- January 31, 2019

Google Asks Supreme Court To Grant Cert In Oracle Copyright Case. Reuters reported that Google asked the Supreme Court to review a copyright court case over the use of software interfaces (known as application programming interfaces, or APIs), which enable computer programs to interact. Oracle sued Google for using its Java programming language to build the Android platform, claiming copyright…

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Re:Create Recap- January 24, 2019

Opposition To EU Copyright Directive Strengthens. Negotiations over the implementation of the EU Copyright Directive broke down after the proposal faced fresh opposition. As The Verge reported, six additional member states broke rank to join the opposition, bringing the total number of opposing countries to 11. Of particular controversy are Articles 11 and 13 of the Directive, “which critics have dubbed ‘the link…

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Re:Create Recap- January 17, 2019

Copyright Week 2019. This week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is hosting its annual Copyright Week to mark the anniversary of the SOPA/PIPA internet blackout. Be sure to check out and share new content surrounding free speech, digital ownership, public domain, safe harbors and automated content filtering. Meet Jared Polin, New Creator & CEFRO. Re:Create profiled Jared Polin, who has transformed…

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Re:Create Recap- January 10, 2019

Next Week: Copyright Week 2019. Electronic Frontier Foundation will host its annual Copyright Week from January 14 through 18 to mark the anniversary of the SOPA/PIPA internet blackout. Each day is dedicated to a different theme, including free speech, digital ownership, public domain, safe harbors and automated content filtering. New York Times: “New Life For Old Classics, As Their Copyrights…

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