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LCA Writes Letter to House Judiciary Committee Regarding Manager’s Amendment to SOPA Act

On December 14, 2011, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) sent a letter to members of the US House Judiciary Committee, outlining its concerns with the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The letter focused on the Manager’s Amendment, specifically that it did not address the problems with treatment of streaming video that LCA identified in its November 8, 2011, letter (see...

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LCA Writes Letter to House Judiciary Committee on SOPA Act

On November 8, 2011, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) sent a letter to members of the US House Judiciary Committee, outlining its concerns with the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The letter focused on section 201, specifically the definition of willfulness in section 201(c) and the expansion of criminal penalties to public performances in section 201(a), which together could threaten...

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LCA Members File Comments to IPEC in Regard to PRO-IP Act

On March 24, 2010, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the American Library Association (ALA), and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) submitted comments to the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator’s (IPEC) request for comment as the Office prepares the Joint Strategic Plan envisioned in the PRO-IP Act.

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LCA Members Join Letter of Concern Regarding the Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008

On September 10, 2008, the Library Copyright Alliance, as well as other institutions, submitted letters of concern to members of the Committee on the Judiciary to express concerns over the unbalanced approach to enforcement outlined in the Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008.

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LCA Supports Fair Use Act

On March 21, 2007, the Library Copyright Alliance sent a letters to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in strong support of the introduction of the Freedom And Innovation Revitalizing U.S. Entrepreneurship (FAIR USE) Act of 2007, H.R.2001. At the end of 2006, Dr. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, approved six exemptions from the prohibition on circumvention of...

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LCA Identifies Negative areas of Broadcast Video Flag

On June 21, 2006, the Library Copyright Alliance and others sent a letter to the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation concerning the of S. 2686 portion about the broadcast video flag, it identified three areas where the flag could negatively affect lawful non-commercial uses of broadcast content: distance education; other educational and research uses permitted by the Copyright Act;...

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Broadcast and Audio Flag Testimony

On January 24, 2006, Jonathan Band testified on behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) on Broadcast and Audio Flag. The LCA testimony explains specific concerns with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadcast flag rule, and urges the Committee to address these concerns before adopting legislation authorizing the FCC to promulgate the rule.

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