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Op-Ed: Entertainment trade associations looking for opportunity to push a false narrative

  Entertainment trade associations looking for opportunity to push a false narrative By Joshua Lamel The Hill October 4, 2017 As the U.S. continues its re-negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), entertainment trade associations are seizing yet another opportunity to push a false narrative around copyright in the U.S. and in foreign countries. They want to roll back…

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Re:Create Recap – September 28, 2017

Meet Jake Roper: Host Of Vsauce3 And Online Video Star. From an early age, Jake Roper knew he wanted to express himself, but he wanted more than the traditional creative mediums to convey his personality. In the latest profile for the Re:Create Coalition’s New Creator series, Roper explains why he launched Vsauce3 in 2011. What first started as a comedy…

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Re:Create Recap – September 21, 2017

R Street & FreedomWorks Urge U.S. To Protect Creators And Promote Innovation In NAFTA Negotiations. In a September 14 joint letter issued to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and members of the House Ways & Means Committee regarding NAFTA negotiations, the R Street Institute and FreedomWorks urged the formation of policies that “foster the continued evolution of the digital commerce…

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Re:Create Recap – September 14, 2017

New: Copy This Podcast With Professor Jack Lerner On Media, Parody And Fair Use. Tune in to our latest episode of our Copy This podcast featuring Jack Lerner, Clinical Professor of Law at the University of California-Irvine. In the conversation with host Kirby Ferguson, the two explore the pervasive influence of media in today’s digital age and the two most common…

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Re:Create Recap – September 7, 2017

Cory Doctorow: When Devices Cheat Us. In a piece for Locus Magazine, Cory Doctorow wrote about how Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) criminalizes the modification of copyright software but holds consumers hostage when it comes to “cheating” devices. For instance, Hewlett-Packard printer cartridges used to falsely notify users that they were out of ink and force…

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Re:Create Recap – August 31, 2017

Second Round Of NAFTA Negotiations And Implications For Balanced Copyright. In anticipation of the second round of NAFTA negotiations beginning in Mexico City at the end of this week, Computer and Communications Industry Association’s (CCIA) Matt Schruers published his latest Disruptive Competition Project blog post, outlining the implications for copyright exceptions and exemptions. According to Schruers, the Trump Administration is…

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Re:Create Recap – August 24, 2017

Another Fair Use Victory In Case Over Parody YouTube Video. A federal district court judge ruled in favor of two YouTube filmmakers who were sued for copyright infringement for a parody video, citing fair use protections. As reported by The Hill’s Ali Breland on August 23, another YouTube star sued Hila and Ethan Klein for satirizing one of his videos…

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Re:Create Recap – August 17, 2017

Re:Create Coalition Welcomes American Association of Law Libraries As Newest Member. Today, the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the leader in advancing law librarianship and supporting the field of legal information, joined the Re:Create Coalition as its 14th member. In a joint press release, AALL Executive Director Kate Hagan highlighted the group’s commitment to a balanced copyright system: “As…

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Re:Create Recap – August 10, 2017

Making The Case For Including Fair Use In NAFTA. In an August 6 article, TorrentFreak interviewed Re:Create Coalition Executive Director Joshua Lamel about the coalition’s strong position for including copyright limitations and exceptions in NAFTA negotiations. Lamel stated: “The United States government should promote balance in copyright law to unlock the fullest potential of innovation and creativity globally, and to…

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Re:Create Recap – August 3, 2017

NAFTA Negotiations Must Include Copyright Exceptions For Libraries To Function. In a July 29 blog post, the American Library Association’s Carrie Russell wrote about the importance of including copyright law exceptions, such as fair use, in NAFTA re-write negotiations. Russell wrote: “Our message hasn’t changed—Congress put exceptions in the copyright law for a reason, so trade negotiators, don’t mess around…

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