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LCA and COSLA Comment on Nov. 23, ’12 Draft Text of Print Disabilities Treaty/Instrument

On January 28, 2013, members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), along with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), commented on the November 23, 2012, draft text of an international instrument/treaty on limitations and exceptions for visually impaired person or persons with print disabilities. WIPO’s Extraordinary General Assembly, at its meeting in December 2012, authorized an international diplomatic...

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LCA Submits Statement to WIPO Regarding Treaty for Visually Impaired Persons

On July 25, 2012, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments to WIPO regarding copyright exceptions and limitations relating to libraries and archives, specifically their opposition to the proposed text for Article D of SCCR/23/7 regarding the provision of aggregated data to rights holders. LCA argues, in part, that the proposed text would “invite publishers to second-guess the procedures of...

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LCA Releases Statement at WIPO Copyright Session

On July 19, 2012, Lori Driscoll, international copyright advocate and librarian, represented the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) at WIPO’s 24th Copyright and Related Rights Standing Committee session (SCCR) and gave a statement regarding copyright limitations and exceptions for educational institutions. Read ALA blog http://www.districtdispatch.org/2012/07/library-copyright-alliance-touts-copyright-exceptions-at-international-assembly/

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LCA Submits Comments on Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives

On February 14, 2012, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments to WIPO regarding the draft compilation on limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives. The comments focus on the statements attributed to the United States in the “Draft Compilation on Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives.”

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LCA Submits Comments on SCCR/23/7

On February 8, 2012, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments to WIPO on the working document in an international instrument on limitations and exceptions for person with print disabilities (SCCR/23/7). The comments focused on the provision that most directly affects libraries: the definition of an authorized entity.

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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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