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LCA and SPN Comments on Electronic Deposit and Best Edition Rules

On July 18, 2022, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) and Software Preservation Network (SPN) submitted comments responding to the Copyright Office’s Notice of Inquiry on electronic deposit and best edition rules. The organizations oppose removal of the best edition requirement from the registration deposit process in section 408 because of the adverse effect it will have on the deposit of...

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LCA Joins Amicus Brief: Warhol v. Goldsmith

On June 17, 2022, the Library Copyright Alliance joined an amicus brief in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Lynn Goldsmith and Lynn Goldsmith, Ltd. in support of neither party. The brief argues for vacating the judgment and remanding the case for a more particularized consideration of fair use. View Document

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LCA Joins Amicus Brief: Apple Inc. v. Corellium, LLC

On February 16, 2022, the Library Copyright Alliance joined an amicus brief by the Software Preservation Network (SPN) in the case of Apple v. Corellium, urging the circuit court to affirm that security research is a fair use. SPN argues as a matter of law that providing access to software for research can be (and often is) transformative fair use, even in...

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LCA Comments Regarding Deferred Registration Examination

On January 24, 2022, the Library Copyright Alliance submitted comments in response to the US Copyright Office’s notice of inquiry concerning the merits of providing an option to defer examination of copyright registration application materials until a later request by the applicant. LCA opposed the creation of a deferred examination option.

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