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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 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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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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