Re:Create Urges Caution In U.S. Following EU Approval of Controversial Copyright Directive

WASHINGTON — The Re:Create Coalition today issued the below statement in response to the European Parliament’s vote to approve the controversial Copyright Directive:

“The European Parliament’s approval of the controversial Copyright Directive will fundamentally change how millions of global consumers share, create, innovate and earn online. Its negative impact will harm creators, artists and businesses here in the U.S. who represent an increasingly important sector of our economy,” said Re:Create Executive Director Joshua Lamel. “The U.S. can learn important lessons from the EU’s copyright actions, which is why now is a time to proceed with caution. Policymakers should not take steps that would upset America’s balanced framework and safe harbor provisions that fuel positive economic and creative benefits nationwide.”

Re:Create represents a cross-section of creators, advocates, thinkers and consumers seeking to promote copyright standards that foster innovation, creativity and economic growth. For more information, please visit recreatecoalition.org.

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