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LCA Comments on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Termination Rights and the Music Modernization Act’s Blanket License

On December 1, 2022, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) signed onto an Authors Alliance letter to Suzanne V. Wilson, Associate Register of Copyrights, voicing support for the US Copyright Office’s notice of proposed rulemaking regarding termination rights under the Music Modernization Act’s blanket license. LCA’s primary interest in the rulemaking is to ensure that authors’ termination rights under Sections 203...

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LCA Joins Amicus Brief: Hunley et al. v. Instagram

Brief of amici curiae Electronic Frontier Foundation, Computer & Communications Industry Association, American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, Association of College & Research Libraries, Authors Alliance, and the Organization for Transformative Works in Support of Defendant-Appellee and Affirmance in Alexis Hunley and Matthew Scott Brauer v. Instagram, LLC.

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LCA and SPN Comments on Electronic Deposit and Best Edition Rules

On July 18, 2022, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) and Software Preservation Network (SPN) submitted comments responding to the Copyright Office’s Notice of Inquiry on electronic deposit and best edition rules. The organizations oppose removal of the best edition requirement from the registration deposit process in section 408 because of the adverse effect it will have on the deposit of...

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LCA Joins Amicus Brief: Warhol v. Goldsmith

On June 17, 2022, the Library Copyright Alliance joined an amicus brief in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Lynn Goldsmith and Lynn Goldsmith, Ltd. in support of neither party. The brief argues for vacating the judgment and remanding the case for a more particularized consideration of fair use. View Document

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LCA Joins Amicus Brief: Apple Inc. v. Corellium, LLC

On February 16, 2022, the Library Copyright Alliance joined an amicus brief by the Software Preservation Network (SPN) in the case of Apple v. Corellium, urging the circuit court to affirm that security research is a fair use. SPN argues as a matter of law that providing access to software for research can be (and often is) transformative fair use, even in...

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