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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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LCA Members Join Associations in IFLA Letter Regarding TPPA

July 4, 2012 – Members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) joined other library associations in a statement to the International Federations of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) regarding Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations. Associations are concerned that negotiating texts for the TPPA and countries’ positions have been withheld from the public, and that agreements like ACTA and the TPPA...

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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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Issue Brief on ACTA

On October 15, 2009, Janice Pilch authored an issue brief on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) – a proposed international agreement aimed at creating a stronger framework for global enforcement of intellectual property rights, with a scope covering counterfeit trademarked goods and infringing copyrighted works – and the concerns for libraries.

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