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LCA Statement to WIPO Addressing Digital Preservation and Copyright, September 2008

Statement of Library Copyright Alliance to the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO (Geneva, September 22-30, 2008) addressing the value of the recent preservation International Workshop on Digital Preservation and Copyright in July and studies commissioned by WIPO on expert studies on limitations and exceptions in the digital environment for the visually impaired, and for libraries and archives; and...

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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...

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Joint Statement on Statement to WIPO on Outreach needs of Developing Countries, July 2008

Joint Statement of International Federation of Library Associations and Library Copyright Alliance to the WIPO Committee on Development and Intellectual Property, Second Session (Geneva, 7-11 July 2008) addressing the proposals on public awareness, education, training and outreach needs of developing countries and least developed countries.

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LCA Statement to WIPO on Technical Assistance and Capacity Building, July 2008

Statement of Library Copyright Alliance to WIPO Committee on Development and Intellectual Property, Second Session (Geneva, 7-11 July 2008) encouraging Member States to involve the international library community in local efforts at technical assistance and capacity building, which will serve to promote the goals of information access and a balanced approach to intellectual property protection.

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Joint Paper on the WIPO Development Agenda

On June 12, 2007, a joint paper from the Library Copyright Alliance, the International Federation of Library Associations, and the Electronic Information for Libraries was distributed setting out the Library position on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Development Agenda. The joint paper, titled “A Development Agenda for WIPO: Why Libraries Care,” was distributed to the Provisional Committee on Proposals...

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LCA Makes Statements at WIPO meeting in Geneva

In February 2007, The Library Copyright Alliance released two statements regarding current the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) meeting of Provisional Committee on the Development Agenda. The February 20, 2007, statement [PDF] addresses four points that relate directly to how WIPO should refine and implement the proposals under consideration for facilitating a development agenda. The February 21, 2007, statement [PDF]...

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