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LCA Submits Statement to House Committee Regarding Unlocking Consumer Choice Wireless Competition Act

On June 6, 2013, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted a statement to the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet in regard to the hearing on H.R. 1123: The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act.

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LCA Applauds Introduction of Unlocking Technology Act

On May 13, 2013, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) issued a statement applauding the introduction in the US House of Representatives of H.R. 1892, the Unlocking Technology Act of 2013. The bill guarantees that legitimate uses of digital works and technologies will not run afoul of copyright law, even if they require breaking digital locks. Prompted by the recent uproar...

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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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