Re:Create Statement on Copyright Office Publishers Protections Report

Re:Create issued the below statement today after the Copyright Office released its findings on potential Copyright Protections for Press Publishers:

“The Copyright Office’s report on potential protections for publishers confirms what Re:Create, small publishers, consumers, libraries, and academics have been saying all along: a link tax or other ancillary copyright protections are not necessary, effective or constitutional,” said Executive Director Joshua Lamel. 

“As Congress and policymakers consider how to support local journalism, all options related to copyright (including increased copyright, copyright-like protections or solutions that ignore copyright’s limitations and exceptions) must be off the table.”