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International Treaties and Trade Agreements

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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LCA Fair-Use Comments Requested from Australia

On June 30, 2005, The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) provided comments regarding fair-use to the Australian government. Australia is considering adopting a U.S.-style fair use exception, and information colleagues in Australia requested the LCA to weigh in. The LCA consists of five major library associations—the American Association of Law Libraries, the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, the...

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LCA Comments on Proposed United States-Panama Fair Trade Agreement

March 29, 2004 – The American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, American Association of Law Libraries, and the Special Libraries Association submits comments on the Panama 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 them including...

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LCA Comments on Proposed United States-Andean Fair Trade Agreement

March 29, 2004 – The American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, American Association of Law Libraries, and the Special Libraries Association submits comments on the Andean Fair Trade Agreement, including that the Andean FTA must 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...

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