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1201 Rulemaking

Software Preservation Network and LCA File Long Comment in Favor of Software Preservation

On December 18, 2017, the Software Preservation Network and the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) filed a long comment regarding a proposed exemption under 17 U.S.C. 1201, which would allow cultural heritage institutions to circumvent technological protection measures in order to preserve computer programs and computer-program dependent materials.

1201 Rulemaking

Electronic Frontier Foundation and LCA File Long Comment Proposing a Simplified Class 1 for Audiovisual Works

On December 18, 2017, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), New Media Rights (NMR), and the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW), supported by the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), filed a long comment regarding a proposed exemption under 17 U.S.C. 1201, proposing a simplified Class 1 for Audiovisual Works.

1201 Rulemaking

Confirmation for DMCA Filing for Disability Services Offices

On December 18, 2017, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) filed a long comment regarding a proposed exemption under 17 U.S.C. 1201, which would allow educational institution’s disability offices to circumvent technological protection measures for motion pictures in order to make them accessible to people with disabilities.

Other Legislation

LCA Letter to Congressmen Jeffries and Marino on CASE Act of 2017

On October 18, 2017, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) sent a letter to Congressman Jeffries and Marino opposing the small claims system established by the CASE Act.

Amicus Briefs

LCA Joins Amicus Brief: American Society for Testing and Materials v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc.

On September 25, 2017, members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) joined the American Society for Testing Materials v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc. amicus brief in support of Public.Resource.Org.

Other Legislation

LCA Submits Letter to the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

On August 9, 2017, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) sent a letter to Representatives Darrell Issa and Jerry Nadler regarding copyright limitations proposed in H.R. 3301, The CLASSICS Act, which provides remedies for sound recordings before 1972.

Other International

LCA Comments on South African Copyright Amendment Bill, 2017

On July 6, 2017, the Library Copyright Alliance commented on the bill, commending the exceptions for libraries, archives, and museums and advocating for an open-ended fair use provision.

Trade Agreements

LCA Submits Comments Regarding NAFTA Negotiations

On June 9, 2017, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments regarding exceptions and limitations, exhaustion, intermediary safe harbors, and copyright term in NAFTA negotiations.

Amicus Briefs

LCA Joins Amicus Brief: Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc.

On May 23, 2017, members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) joined the Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc. amicus brief in support of Public.Resource.Org.

Amicus Briefs

LCA Files Amicus Brief: Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc.

On May 12, 2017, members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) filed the Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc. amicus brief in support of LiveJournal’s petition for a rehearing.