Re:Create Announces New Executive Director

Washington, D.C. – Today Re:Create – a coalition for a pro-innovation, pro-creator, pro-consumer, pro-access copyright framework – announced that Brandon Butler has joined as the organization’s new Executive Director. 

“The internet and digital innovation have been instrumental in democratizing creativity, providing the public with more creative works than ever before,” said Butler. “The emergence of AI promises to continue this trend, but it has provoked important conversations about the future of creativity. These need to be informed by a nuanced understanding of copyright and fair use. I’m particularly excited to lead such a diverse stakeholder group as we navigate this next frontier and the challenges and opportunities it presents for a balanced copyright system.”

For nearly a decade, Re:Create has played a pivotal role in advocating for copyright policies and enforcement practices that support innovators, consumers, and creators. Today, evolving perceptions of creativity and leaps in next-generation technologies present new copyright-related questions. 

As Executive Director, Brandon will guide Re:Create into the next generation as the coalition works with policymakers and stakeholders to safeguard the interests of those who own, learn from, access, and transform creative works and who rely on a balanced copyright system for their own creativity. With Brandon’s appointment, Re:Create reaffirms its commitment to promoting future-forward, balanced copyright.

In addition to his appointment to Executive Director of Re:Create, Brandon serves as a copyright lawyer and expert on the lawful use of archival materials with the boutique firm Jaszi Butler PLLC. Before joining Re:Create, Brandon served as the Director of Intellectual Property and Licensing at the University of Virginia Library, where he oversaw copyright and licensing matters. Previously, Brandon was the Director of Public Policy at the Association of Research Libraries and the Practitioner-in-Residence at the American University Washington College of Law’s Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property Law Clinic.

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