ACTA

  • LCA Joins Other Organizations in Letter Expressing Concerns Over ACTA "Consolidated Text for Public Release"
    On April 23, 2010, the Library Copyright Alliance joined other organizations in a letter expressing concerns regarding a "Consolidated Text for Public Release," issued by the countries negotiating the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Read Letter [PDF]

  • LCA Joins Other Organizations in Letter Urging U.S. to Take Article 2.2.2 Off the ACTA Table
    On April 19, 2010, the Library Copyright Alliance joined other organizations in voicing concerns over Article 2.2.2 of the proposed ACTA draft, which includes language mandating that ACTA parties allow for the award of statutory damages for copyright infringement as an alternative to actual damages. Read Letter [PDF]

  • ARL, ALA, and ACRL Join Nonprofits in Letters Expressing Concern Over Leaked ACTA Text
    On March 22, 2010, members of the Library Copyright Alliance joined other nonprofits in two letters expressing concerns over leaked comments and proposals related to ACLA negotiations, and asked for a public discussion on the document itself.
    Read Letter [PDF] Read LCA Concerns [PDF]

  • Issue Brief on ACTA
    On October 15, 2009, Janice Pilch authored an issue brief on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) - a proposed international agreement aimed at creating a stronger framework for global enforcement of intellectual property rights, with a scope covering counterfeit trademarked goods and infringing copyrighted works - and the concerns for libraries. Read Issue Brief [PDF]

  • ALA and ARL Submit Letter to Ambassador Kirk on ACTA Negotiations
    On July 14, 2009, members of the Library Copyright Alliance joined other interested organizations in voicing concerns to the United States Trade Representative in regard to the announced Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations. Read letter and attachments [PDF]

  • LCA Submits Comments on ACTA
    On September 18, 2008, the Library Copyright Alliance and other organizations submitted brief comments on the proposed ACTA anti-counterfeiting agreement, specifically focusing on ensuring that the "Internet provisions" not disrupt the delicate balance with respect to Section 512 struck in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, result in increased liability for intermediaries, or adopt solutions that directly or indirectly suggest changes to US law. Read comments [PDF]

  • LCA Submits Letter on Negotiations on ACTA
    On July 23, 2008, LCA submitted a letter to Stanford McCoy, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation, which voiced observations on the issues to be discussed in negotiations on ACTA, specifically focusing on pre-established or statutory damages. Read letter [PDF]

  • LCA Submits Principles for ACTA
    On March 21, 2008, LCA and others submitted principles to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to guide the U.S. delegation in negotiating the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The principles were submitted in response to the February 15, 2008 request for comments published in the Federal Register. Read principles [PDF]