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Amicus Briefs

Golan v. Holder Decision Summary

On January 13, 2012, the Supreme Court by a 6-2 vote affirmed the Tenth Circuit decision in Golan v. Holder. The American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) joined an amicus brief written by Electronic Frontier Foundation in support of reversal. This brief, referred to as the ALA...

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LCA Members Join Other Non-Profits in Golan v. Holder Amicus Brief

On June 21, 2011, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the American Library Association (ALA), and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) joined the Internet Archive, the Wikimedia Foundation, and the University of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor in an amicus brief, arguing that Amici share a concern that the effects of Section 514 of the Uruguay Round...

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LCA Members Join Other Non-Profits in Additional Vernor v. Autodesk Amicus Brief

On June 20, 2011, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the American Library Association (ALA), and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Public Knowledge (PK) the Consumer Federation of America, and the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) in an amicus brief, arguing that Vernor v. Autodesk presents a crucial opportunity to clarify...

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LCA Members Join Other Non-Profits in Vernor v. Autodesk Amicus Brief

On October 12, 2010, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the American Library Association (ALA), and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge in an amicus brief requesting an “en banc” review of the recent court decision concerning software licensing and the first sale doctrine.

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LCA Members Join Other Non-Profits in Bouchat v. Ravens Amicus Brief

On September 17, 2010, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), joined the International Documentary Association (IDA) and the WGBH Educational Foundation in an amicus brief prepared by Anthony Falzone at the Stanford Fair Use Project, asking for the full Fourth Circuit to rehear the case of Bouchat...

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