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Pro IP Act

  • LCA Members File Comments to IPEC in Regard to PRO-IP Act
    On March 24, 2010, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the American Library Association (ALA), and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) submitted comments to the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator's (IPEC) request for comment as the Office prepares the Joint Strategic Plan envisioned in the PRO-IP Act. Read Comments [PDF]

  • LCA Members Join Letter of Concern Regarding the Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008
    On September 10, 2008, the Library Copyright Alliance, as well as other institutions, submitted letters of concern to members of the Committee on the Judiciary to express concerns over the unbalanced approach to enforcement outlined in the Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008. Read letter [PDF]

  • LCA Joins Comments on PRO IP Act Meeting Hosted by the Copyright Office
    On January 25, 2008, the Library Copyright Alliance, NetCoalition, and others published comments discussing the PRO IP Act of 2008 and its weakening of the "one work" rule. Read comments [PDF]

  • LCA Expresses Concerns with Proposed Statutory Damages Legislation
    On December 12, 2007, the Library Copyright Alliance hand delivered a letter to U.S. Representatives Howard L. Berman (D, California) and Howard Coble (R, North Carolina) expressing serious concerns with the proposed Section 104 of H.R. 4279. The letter states that section 104 would exacerbate the orphan works situation by greatly increasing the amount of statutory damages plaintiffs could recover for infringements of compilations and derivative works and would make libraries and their patrons even more reluctant to use orphan works of this sort. Read letter [PDF]