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ReCreate Submits Comments on Tillis Copyright Draft

: Originally Posted On: Re:Create

The Digital Copyright Act would have a chilling effect on the internet ecosystem. Had it passed just 10 years ago, this new creative industry would never have been created. It deter the proliferation of not just the new creative economy — additional innovative technologies, like cloud services, would not exist. No investor would have taken a chance on the platforms…

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Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2021 Reminds Us That Fair Use Is a Right

By: Katherine Klosek : Originally Posted On: ARL

Last week more than 50 universities, associations, and organizations celebrated the eighth annual Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, a celebration of these critical copyright doctrines that foster scholarship and creativity. Fair use in the US and fair dealing in Canada allow the public to lawfully use copyrighted materials without asking for permission. Described by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a built-in accommodation…

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ReCreate Recap: March 5, 2021

Re:Create Letter To Congress. In a letter to the 117th Congress, Re:Create details its copyright priorities and calls for equitable copyright policy for every sector of society. The letter also emphasizes the effectiveness of the DMCA in support of online creativity and economic growth. “Attempts to increase the protections provided by U.S. copyright law may serve an important purpose, but…

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ReCreate Letter to 117th Congress

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In a letter to the 117th U.S. Congress, Re:Create details its copyright priorities and calls for equitable copyright policy for every sector of society. The letter also emphasizes the effectiveness of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in support of online creativity and economic growth. Attempts to increase the protections provided by U.S. copyright law may serve an important purpose,…

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act Promotes Creativity

By: Katherine Klosek : Originally Posted On: ARL

We started the week sharing the ways that we’re all fair users now, and as #fairuseweek nears its end, we now look to the future. ARL’s Action Plan prioritizes digital rights, which to us means working toward barrier-free access to information. Barriers to internet access can be physical or economic, such as lacking broadband at home when schools and libraries are closed. Bad public policy…

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Online Copyright Education Offered by Columbia University Libraries and LYRASIS

By: Judy Ruttenberg : Originally Posted On: ARL

In early February, Columbia University Libraries and LYRASIS launched the Virtual Copyright Education Center (VCEC) pilot project. With a stellar faculty drawn from experts in research libraries and museums, “the project will introduce new classes to enable cultural heritage professionals to move beyond a basic understanding of copyright. The project also includes business planning to develop a sustainable service model to…

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We’re All Fair Users Now

By: Katherine Klosek : Originally Posted On: ARL

Today kicks off Fair Use Week, an annual celebration of the important doctrine of fair use/fair dealing. Previously, ARL has debunked common fair use myths, and reviewed the fundamentals of fair use. This year, in acknowledgement that our world has changed since February 2020, we highlight three ways that fair use has allowed us to move our lives online during the COVID-19…

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ReCreate Recap February 19, 2021

Advance Warnings About Consequences Of Australian Link Tax Problems. In advance of announcements by Facebook and Google this week related to the Australian Code Proposal, Jonathan Band and Sean Flynn warned about how the proposal would disrupt free expression rights and international law. While Public Knowledge also warned about the negative consequences for the public interest and potential for news…

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ReCreate Recap February 12, 2021

Musician & Educator Uses Social Media To Have Copyright Strikes Lifted. Musician and songwriter Rick Beato, who testified before the Senate IP Subcommittee this summer about the importance of the DMCA, took to his YouTube channel with a passionate post about his first two Content ID copyright strikes in over five years. He’d received these after rightsholders submitted notices on…

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