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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 Proposes Amendments to Orphan Works Legislation

On June 17, 2008, LCA wrote a letter to Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D, Vermont), Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary and Senator Orrin Hatch (R, Utah) expressing appreciation for their continued leadership on S. 2913: Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008, which limits remedies in copyright infringement cases involving orphan works. The letter proposed amendments to orphan works legislation....

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LCA Submits Letter in Support of H.R. 5889

On May 5, 2008, the Library Copyright Alliance delivered a letter to the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property expressing appreciation for the introduction of H.R. 5889, which limits remedies in copyright infringement cases involving orphan works.

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LCA Expresses Gratitude for the Support of Orphan Works

On March 12, 2008, the Library Copyright Alliance delivered letters to U.S. Representatives Howard L. Berman (D, California), Howard Coble (R, North Carolina), and the members of the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property expressing gratitude to the House Committee on Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight for holding a hearing on orphan works. The letter...

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LCA Expresses Concerns with Proposed Statutory Damages Legislation

On December 12, 2007, the Library Copyright Alliance hand delivered a letter to U.S. Representatives Howard L. Berman (D, California) and Howard Coble (R, North Carolina) expressing serious concerns with the proposed Section 104 of H.R. 4279. The letter states that section 104 would exacerbate the orphan works situation by greatly increasing the amount of statutory damages plaintiffs could recover...

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LCA Supports Opening an Investigation by the FTC on Consumer Deception

In August 2007 the Library Copyright Alliance wrote a letter to Deborah Platt Majoras, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in strong support of a request for an investigation and complaint for injunctive relief filed by the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA). The CCIA filed a FTC complaint on behalf of consumers against Major League Baseball, the National...

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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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