American Association of Law Libraries Joins Re:Create Coalition

CHICAGO – The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), whose members are the leaders in the field of legal information, today announces it has joined Re:Create, a diverse coalition of trade associations, not-for-profits, advocacy groups, and think tanks advocating for balanced copyright rules.

“A fundamental principle of AALL’s mission is ensuring access to relevant legal information as a matter of justice,” noted AALL Executive Director Kate Hagan. “As a member of Re:Create, we not only broaden our reach, but add to the important chorus of those advocating for modern and fair copyright laws. Our membership in Re:Create also demonstrates our support for the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of law libraries and others who benefit from such laws.”

Launched in 2015, Re:Create works to ensure copyright laws are simple and transparent, while also advocating for innovation, creativity, education, and economic growth. The organization focuses on educating about the need to support exceptions and limitations, such as fair use, safe harbors, curbing statutory damages, and combating abusive copyright enforcement practices.

“As friends of increased public access to knowledge — a core tenet enshrined in the U.S. Constitution — Re:Create welcomes the American Association of Law Libraries as our newest member,” said Re:Create Executive Director Joshua Lamel. “We look forward to working together to demonstrate the importance of public access to legal information and knowledge supported by balanced copyright laws in the twenty-first century.”

Other members of Re:Create include the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, Center for Democracy & Technology, Computer and Communications Industry Association, Consumer Technology Association, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Engine, FreedomWorks, Harry Potter Alliance, New America’s Open Technology Institute, Organization for Transformative Works, Public Knowledge, and the R Street Institute.

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