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LCA Submits Comments on the Prohibition of Circumvention of Technological Protection Measures

On February 6, 2015, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments to the US Copyright Office, Library of Congress, regarding the DMCA’s prohibition on the circumvention of technological protection measures as a barrier to fair use.

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LCA Submits Comments to the US Copyright Office Regarding Technological Protection Measures

On February 6, 2015, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments to the US Copyright Office, Library of Congress, seeking renewal of an exemption granting the print disabled circumvention of technological protection measures.

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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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LCA Submits Statement to House Judiciary Committee for Hearing on Copyright, Education, and Visually Impaired People

On November 18, 2014, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted a statement to the House Judiciary Committee regarding Copyright Act exceptions that enable libraries to support educational institutions and provisions in the act that allow libraries to provide accessible format copies to the print disabled

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LCA Petitions a Proposed Exemption Under Section 1201 for Literary Works Distributed Electronically (November 3, 2014)

On November 3, 2014, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments seeking renewal of the 2012 rulemaking for people with print disabilities and authorized entities to circumvent technological protection measures on literary works distributed electronically.

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LCA Petitions a Proposed Exemption Under Section 1201 for Motion Picture Excerpts

On November 3, 2014, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments seeking renewal of the 2012 exemption for motion picture exerpts, arguing that the exemption should be broadened to apply to all storage media and expanded to apply to students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

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Statement for the Hearing on Chapter 12 of Title 17

On September 16, 2014, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted a statement to the US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary for a hearing on Chapter 12 of Title 17. In the statement, LCA urges that Congress adopt both substantive amendments to section 1201 as well as procedural changes to the rulemaking process.

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