Photo Credit: siriusrust


Did Politics Influence the Solicitor General’s Support for Oracle in the Google Litigation?

By: Jonathan Band : Originally Posted On: Project Disco

When TikTok selected Oracle as its technology partner in response to President Trump’s executive order that the Chinese firm ByteDance divest its control of TikTok’s U.S. operations, there was widespread speculation in the press that the choice was motivated by the support Oracle’s Chairman and CEO have provided to President Trump. It was assumed that TikTok and Oracle hoped that…

Read More

Re:Create Recap September 18, 2020

Section 1201 Hearing. During a U.S. Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee hearing on Section 1201 of the DMCA, Blake Reid from the University of Colorado Law School addressed the “substantial” need for reforms to Section 1201. In his prepared statement, Prof. Reid wrote: “Section 1201’s scope has crept like a fast-growing weed over the past two decades, transforming what Congress intended…

Read More

Engine Submits Comments to EU on Implementing Copyright Policy Directive

By: Abby Rives : Originally Posted On: Engine

Startup Internet platforms operating in the European Union may soon face complex and expensive rules to avoid liability when their users are accused of copyright infringement. This week Engine submitted comments to the European Commission arguing for fair, balanced, and proportional implementation of the recent copyright policy directive known as Article 17. In our comments, we urged the Commission and…

Read More

EFF to EU Commission on Article 17: Prioritize Users’ Rights, Let Go of Filters

By: Christoph Schmon : Originally Posted On: EFF Deep Links

During the Article 17 (formerly #Article13) discussions about the availability of copyright-protected works online, we fought hand-in-hand with European civil society to avoid all communications being subjected to interception and arbitrary censorship by automated upload filters. However, by turning tech companies and online services operators into copyright police, the final version of the EU Copyright Directive failed to live up…

Read More

Re:Create Recap September 11, 2020

Next Register Of Copyrights Must Be Accountable To American Consumers. With the next Register of Copyrights likely announced soon, Re:Create’s Joshua Lamel penned a column calling for the next Register to assume the Office with accountability to ALL stakeholders in the copyright system. The announcement “provides a historic opportunity to rebalance priorities and truly recenter the American public as the…

Read More

The Truth About DMCA Abuse and the CASE Act

The CASE Act Won’t Solve DMCA Abuse Problems Supporters of the problematic CASE Act like to argue that the CASE Act will cure many problems that it won’t solve. Abuse of the DMCA silences critics and censors free speech, but the CASE Act will do absolutely nothing to address these problems. Here are just some of the reasons why the…

Read More

The Next Register of Copyrights Must Be Accountable To American Consumers

“With the next Register of Copyrights likely being announced soon, Re:Create reiterates our call that the next Register assume the Office with accountability to ALL stakeholders in the copyright system, including American consumers and new creators,” said Josh Lamel, executive director of Re:Create. “The Copyright Office has made encouraging progress in recent years to modernize its capabilities for the 21st…

Read More

Going Virtual: Tech-Enabled Conferences and Events

By: Ethan Wham : Originally Posted On: Project Disco

As this year continues, with the ongoing need for precautions and changes to operations due to the Coronavirus, many major events have shifted from in-person to virtual. The most recent of these significant events to follow this pattern are the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, which were held last week and this week respectively. Even without the physical, in-person aspect…

Read More

Re:Create Recap August 21, 2020

Wyden-Clarke Bill Will Remove IP Barriers To Patient Care During COVID-19 Pandemic. Following the introduction of the Critical Medical Infrastructure Right-to-Repair Act of 2020 introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), Re:Create Executive Director Joshua Lamel issued the following statement of support: “We must do all that we can to support health care providers and…

Read More

Get To Know Our Members: Organization for Transformative Works

Re:Create’s Get to Know Our Members blog series helps others better understand the different ways Re:Create members work to support balanced copyright laws and why they are so motivated by copyright issues. For this post, we heard from Betsy Rosenblatt, legal chair at the Organization for Transformative Works. 1: What is your organization’s mission? The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) is…

Read More