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International Treaties and Trade Agreements

LCA Submits Statement to WIPO in Support of Non-Paper

On June 20, 2011, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted a statement to WIPO in support of the work of the Member States who have met in consultations to create a non-paper acknowledging the importance of an international legal instrument to increase access to information for persons with visual impairment or print disabilities.

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LCA Submits Comments to WIPO on Draft Articles Related to Protecting Traditional Cultural Expressions

On March 21, 2011, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments to WIPO in regard to the February 18, 2011, draft articles on protecting traditional cultural expressions (TCEs). Members of LCA believe that the current draft exhibits many of the same problems as earlier drafts, in particular the broad range of expression covered by the draft instrument.

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LCA Submits Comments to WIPO Committee on Protecting Traditional Cultural Expressions

On July 22, 2010, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments to WIPO in regard to establishing a WIPO tready to protect traditional cultural expressions (TCEs). Members of LCA believe such a treaty would have a negative impact on the public domain, intellectual freedom, access to information held in library collections, and our ability to meet the educational and research...

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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.

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LCA Submits Comments to WIPO on Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Other Persons with Disabilities at SCCR 19

December 17, 2009, Janice Pilch, on behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance, submitted comments to the WIPO standing committee on copyright and related rights in regard to access for the visually impaired and other persons with disabilities.

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LCA Submits Reply Comments on Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Other Persons with Disabilities

On December 4, 2009, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) – a coalition made up of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) – joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) in submitting reply comments to the Copyright Office...

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LCA Comments on Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Other Persons with Disabilities

On November 13, 2009, Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) – a coalition made up of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) – joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) in submitting comments to the Copyright Office on the...

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