Harry Potter Alliance Joins Re:Create Coalition

Washington, DC – The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), an organization that uses the power of story to promote social change, has joined the Re:Create Coalition.  Established in 2005, the HPA uses themes from popular media like Harry Potter and the Hunger Games to discuss social justice issues and inspire real world action.  The organization engages fans both on and offline through campaigns, social media, and their chapters program which boasts 250 chapters in 30 countries.  The HPA recently launched their campaign Fan Works Are Fair Use to help fans and fan-creators understand, protect, and preserve fair use law.

“Our community supports and encourages fan-created work. We are dedicated to making sure copyright laws protect and preserve fair use so that artists and consumers have outlets for creative expression,” said Katie Bowers, Campaigns Manager for The Harry Potter Alliance. “We look forward to working with the Re:Create coalition so that fanfiction, fan films, and other forms of fan art continue to exist and thrive.”

“The Harry Potter Alliance brings an important voice and perspective to Re:Create’s work in promoting creativity and fair use,” said Re:Create spokeswoman Tina Pelkey. “This organization is helping to make fair use a priority for fans and creators through Fan Works Are Fair Use, and we look forward to partnering with them to promote balanced copyright laws in the digital age.”

The following groups are also members of the Re:Create Coalition: American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, Center for Democracy & Technology, Computer and Communications Industry Association, Consumer Electronics Association, Electronic Frontier Foundation, FreedomWorks Foundation, Media Democracy Fund, New America’s Open Technology Institute, Organization for Transformative Works, Public Knowledge and R Street Institute.

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