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Statement of David Hansen Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

On June 2, 2020, David Hansen, associate university librarian and lead copyright & information policy officer at Duke University, testified on behalf of the Association of Research Libraries, the American Library Association, and the Association of College and Research Libraries at a Senate subcommittee hearing on the DMCA notice-and-takedown system. Hansen testified that most universities and research libraries straddle both...

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LCA Sends Letter Urging Vote Against the CASE Act of 2019

On October 21, 2019, the Library Copyright Alliance sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader of the House Kevin McCarthy urging them to vote against the Copyright Alternatives in Small Claims Enforcement (“CASE”) Act of 2019, which will likely lead to a significant increase in the amount of litigation brought against libraries. The CASE...

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LCA Joins Amicus Brief: State of Georgia, et al. v., Inc.

On October 16, 2019, members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) filed an amicus brief in support of Public Resource. LCA members argued for preservation of the comprehensive government edicts doctrine, which provides an essential safe harbor from potential copyright liability for libraries as they fulfill their role of preserving and providing access to the cultural record. View Document

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LCA Joins Amicus Brief: Frederick L. Allen, et al., v. Roy A. Cooper, III

On September 27, 2019, members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) filed an amicus brief in support of Roy A. Cooper, III, Governor of North Carolina, in Allen v. Cooper. LCA members argued that abrogation of state sovereign immunity would have a negative impact on the digital preservation initiatives of state-run libraries and archives. View document

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