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International Treaties and Trade Agreements

LCA Sends Letter to Urging Signing of the South African Copyright Amendment Bill

On November 6, 2019, members of the Library Copyright Alliance wrote a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa responding to complaints made by the International Intellectual Property Alliance concerning the Copyright Amendment Bill. LCA urges President Ramaphosa to sign the Copyright Amendment Bill.

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LCA and COSLA Comment on Nov. 23, ’12 Draft Text of Print Disabilities Treaty/Instrument

On January 28, 2013, members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), along with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), commented on the November 23, 2012, draft text of an international instrument/treaty on limitations and exceptions for visually impaired person or persons with print disabilities. WIPO’s Extraordinary General Assembly, at its meeting in December 2012, authorized an international diplomatic...

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LCA Writes to Ambassador Kirk Regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

August 14, 2012 – The American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, American Association of Law Libraries, and the Special Libraries Association wrote to Ambassador Kirk in support of paragraph 2 of the US proposal for copyright exceptions and limitations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) Agreement. The language would ensure that nothing in TTP would in any direct or indirect...

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