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LCA Sends Letter Urging Vote Against the CASE Act of 2019

On October 21, 2019, the Library Copyright Alliance sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader of the House Kevin McCarthy urging them to vote against the Copyright Alternatives in Small Claims Enforcement (“CASE”) Act of 2019, which will likely lead to a significant increase in the amount of litigation brought against libraries. The CASE...

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LCA Joins Amicus Brief: State of Georgia, et al. v. Public.Resource.org, Inc.

On October 16, 2019, members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) filed an amicus brief in support of Public Resource. LCA members argued for preservation of the comprehensive government edicts doctrine, which provides an essential safe harbor from potential copyright liability for libraries as they fulfill their role of preserving and providing access to the cultural record. View Document

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LCA Joins Amicus Brief: Frederick L. Allen, et al., v. Roy A. Cooper, III

On September 27, 2019, members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) filed an amicus brief in support of Roy A. Cooper, III, Governor of North Carolina, in Allen v. Cooper. LCA members argued that abrogation of state sovereign immunity would have a negative impact on the digital preservation initiatives of state-run libraries and archives. View document

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Testimony, Supplemental Statement on Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act, and ALA Report on Copyright Office

On September 24, 2018, Jonathan Band submitted written testimony, a supplemental statement, and a report prepared by the American Library Association (ALA) as an attachment to his testimony to the United State Senate Committee on Rules and Administration regarding the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017. Testimony Supplemental Statement Lessons From History

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