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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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LCA Comments on Proposed United States-Republic of Korea Fair Trade Agreement

March 23, 2006 – The American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, American Association of Law Libraries, and the Special Libraries Association submits comments on the Republic of Korea Fair Trade Agreement, including that it not impair the ability of the U.S. government to enable libraries to preserve intellectual works, share them with one another, and provide public access to...

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LCA Requests Hearings on U.S. Government’s Negotiation Position on Broadcast Treaty

On October 18, 2005, the Library Copyright Alliance delivered letters to Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Patrick Leahy, Representative Howard Berman, and Representative Lamar Smith. The letters request that hearings be held concerning the negotiating position of the U.S. government with respect to the Broadcast Treaty. For several years, the Patent and Trademark Office and the Copyright Office have been participating...

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