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Big Media’s AI About-Face

Artificial intelligence (AI) underpins a vast swath of modern life. The software behind voice and facial recognition, ride-hail apps, navigation mapping and curated social media feeds are a tiny selection of AI powering everyday tools. AI integration is simply not as new as recent news coverage suggests. That is particularly true for the industry responsible for reporting on it: the…

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AI’s Creative Potential & Need for Congress’ Careful Copyright Considerations

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet recently held a hearing on the “Interoperability of AI and Copyright Law.” Witnesses testified to the promise of generative AI tools in enhancing creativity, while advocating careful congressional consideration as this technology continues to evolve.  Following the hearing, various copyright legal experts and open internet advocates expressed concerns surrounding…

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Re:Create Statement Following SCOTUS Ruling On Warhol v. Goldsmith

Washington, D.C. – Re:Create issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruling on Andy Warhol Foundation for The Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith: “All art and innovation build on work that came before – an endless cycle of recreating that pushes society and culture forward, allowing us to reflect on the past and aspire for the future. We are…

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Re:Create Statement On HJC IP Subcommittee’s AI and Copyright Hearing

“The 21st century has witnessed an unprecedented new digital Renaissance of creativity. The internet and new technologies have democratized tools to create movies, music, TV, photography, writing, design and dramatically expanded access to audiences,” said Executive Director Joshua Lamel. “Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is the latest asset in the creativity toolbox, increasing productivity, making the impossible possible and reducing barriers…

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Why Digital Rights Advocates, Librarians, Tech and Experts Oppose the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA)

The JCPA is scheduled for markup this week in the Senate Judiciary Committee, but its primary supporters are the Big Media corporations that it will ultimately benefit. Free speech advocates, bipartisan consumer advocates, archivists, startups and copyright law experts all urge the Senate to reject the JCPA. PRESS PUBLISHERS HAVE EXISTING PROTECTIONS U.S. Copyright Office: “Press publishers have significant protections…

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Big Media Gets Bigger, Independent News Gets Smaller

In spite of its name, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) does not support the type of journalism in greatest need: local, independent outlets. This is not a coincidence. The loudest proponents of the federal JCPA and California’s near-identical version the California Journalism Preservation Act (CJPA) are also the biggest media conglomerates like Gannett and Alden Global Capital. To…

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Re:Create Letter to Congress for 2023

: Originally Posted On: Re:Create

Copyright law has wide-reaching impacts on all aspects of life, especially with advancements in the digital age. As policymakers consider how to spur innovation, creativity and economic growth, Re:Create outlined our 2023 balanced copyright priorities in a letter to Congress.

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