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Re:Create Statement on Copyright Office Publishers Protections Report

Re:Create issued the below statement today after the Copyright Office released its findings on potential Copyright Protections for Press Publishers: “The Copyright Office’s report on potential protections for publishers confirms what Re:Create, small publishers, consumers, libraries, and academics have been saying all along: a link tax or other ancillary copyright protections are not necessary, effective or constitutional,” said Executive Director…

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What is the Copyright Claims Board?

Congress passed the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act to create a Copyright Claims Board (CCB) in 2020. The CCB is a quasi-judicial tribunal launched in 2022 and intended to create a “small claims court” for copyright infringement cases. Below are resources on the CCB. These materials do not constitute legal advice. To understand how the laws and…

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Standard Technical Measures Require Technology and Consensus That Do Not Exist

The U.S. Copyright Office’s Notice of Inquiry on the development and use of standard technical measures (“STMs”) and Section 512 generated strong opposition from creators, consumers, libraries and startups. The resounding opposition follows the Copyright Office’s separate March 2022 request for input on the use of technical measures to address copyright infringement, which also triggered a massive response in opposition,…

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Copyright Corner Q&A Series: Sean Flynn, Director of the American University Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

For our latest Copyright Corner Q&A series installment, Re:Create spoke with Sean Flynn, Director of the American University Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property. Flynn helps explain the meaning of  “information justice,” the restrictions that continue to constrain research and education – even in today’s digital age – and how global IP laws impact access to the Covid vaccine….

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