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Shira Perlmutter Appointed US Register of Copyrights

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today, September 21, 2020, that she has named Shira Perlmutter register of copyrights and director of the US Copyright Office, effective in late October. The Library Copyright Alliance congratulates Perlmutter on her appointment and looks forward to working with her. Perlmutter is currently the chief policy officer and director for international affairs at the...

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LCA Writes Letter to House Committee on Energy and Commerce for Hearing on Protecting the Internet and Consumers

On January 22, 2015, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) sent a letter to members of the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The letter emphasized that libraries of all types depend on the open Internet and a balanced copyright system to carry out their missions and protect free speech.

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Berkeley Clinic Prepares Fair Use White Paper for LCA

On February 15, 2013, the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, published a white paper on behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA). The paper, “How Flexibility Supports the Goals of Copyright Law: Fair Use and the US Library Experience,” was created for discussion at the 2nd Global Congress on Intellectual Property and...

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