Innovation Defense Foundation Joins Re:Create As 16th Member

WASHINGTON – The Re:Create Coalition announced today the addition of the Innovation Defense Foundation as the newest member of the diverse coalition of trade associations, not-for-profits, advocacy groups and think tanks united for balanced copyright.

“The Innovation Defense Foundation was established to raise awareness across the political spectrum about the importance of new technologies and the dangers that excessive government mandates pose to permissionless innovation,” said Wayne Brough, president of the Innovation Defense Foundation. “The U.S. Constitution explicitly grants Congress the power ‘To promote the progress of science and useful arts’ through the creation of a copyright legal framework. Unfortunately, overly-broad interpretation and enforcement of these rights leads to monopoly rents, to the detriment of innovation and the free-market. Society needs a balanced copyright approach to reward innovators and creators while still benefiting consumers.”

“We welcome the Innovation Defense Foundation to the Re:Create Coalition and the important perspective they will bring to the ongoing effort to promote balanced copyright,” said Re:Create Executive Director Joshua Lamel. “The wide spectrum of political ideologies represented in the Re:Create Coalition demonstrates the importance of a working copyright system to a broad base of stakeholders representing creators, consumers, librarians, researchers and more.”

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

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