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House Judiciary Copyright Review

LCA Submits Statement to House Judiciary Committee for Hearing on Copyright, Education, and Visually Impaired People

On November 18, 2014, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted a statement to the House Judiciary Committee regarding Copyright Act exceptions that enable libraries to support educational institutions and provisions in the act that allow libraries to provide accessible format copies to the print disabled

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Statement for the Hearing on Chapter 12 of Title 17

On September 16, 2014, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted a statement to the US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary for a hearing on Chapter 12 of Title 17. In the statement, LCA urges that Congress adopt both substantive amendments to section 1201 as well as procedural changes to the rulemaking process.

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Statement for the Hearing on Copyright Remedies

On July 23, 2014, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted a statement to the US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary for a hearing on copyright remedies. In the statement, LCA says the existing limitation on statutory damages against libraries and archives is inadequate and calls for the safe harbor to be updated to reflect the digital area.

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Statement for the Hearing on Moral Rights, Termination Rights, Resale Royalty, and Copyright Term

On July 14, 2014, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted a statement to the US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary for a hearing on moral rights, termination rights, resale royalty, and copyright term. In the statement, LCA opposes extending the current copyright term and expresses concerns regarding the present copyright term and its effects on the public domain.

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NYPL Represents Libraries at House Judiciary Subcommittee Copyright Hearing

On June 2, 2014, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) issued a press release endorsing Greg Cram’s testimony in front of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.

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Greg Cram Testimony for the Hearing on First Sale Under Title 17

On June 2, 2014, Greg Cram, associate director of copyright and information policy at the New York Public Library, served as the voice of libraries when he testified at the US House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet’s hearing on first sale under Title 17.

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LCA EndorsesJames G. Neal’s Fair Use Testimony at House Copyright Hearing

On April 4, 2014, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) issued a statement endorsing the testimony of James G. Neal, Columbia University librarian and vice president for information services, who testified before the US House of Representative Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet

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James G. Neal Testimony and Supplement for the Hearing on Preservation and Reuse of Copyrighted Works

On April 2, 2014, James G. Neal, university librarian and vice president for information services at Columbia University in the City of New York, served as the voice of libraries when he testified at the US House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet’s hearing on preserving and reusing copyrighted works. Read Testimony (PDF) Read Supplement...

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