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Comments on Notices of Inquiry

LCA and SPN Comments on Electronic Deposit and Best Edition Rules

On July 18, 2022, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) and Software Preservation Network (SPN) submitted comments responding to the Copyright Office’s Notice of Inquiry on electronic deposit and best edition rules. The organizations oppose removal of the best edition requirement from the registration deposit process in section 408 because of the adverse effect it will have on the deposit of...

United States Documents, Amicus Briefs

LCA Joins Amicus Brief: Warhol v. Goldsmith

On June 17, 2022, the Library Copyright Alliance joined an amicus brief in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Lynn Goldsmith and Lynn Goldsmith, Ltd. in support of neither party. The brief argues for vacating the judgment and remanding the case for a more particularized consideration of fair use. View Document

Amicus Briefs

LCA Joins Amicus Brief: Valancourt Books, LLC v. Merrick B. Garland

Library Copyright Alliance amicus brief in support of defendants-appellees, Merrick B. Garland and Shira Perlmutter.

Other Legislation

LCA Letter Withdrawing Opposition to the SMART Copyright Act

On June 2, 2022, LCA withdrew its opposition to S. 3880 upon being  excluded from the scope of the bill.

Comments on Notices of Inquiry

LCA Response to Copyright Office Notice of Inquiry Concerning Standard Technical Measures and Section 512

On May 26, 2022, the Library Copyright Alliance submitted comments to the Copyright Office Notice of Inquiry concerning standard technical measures and section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA).

United States Documents, Other Legislation

LCA Statement Opposing the SMART Copyright Act

On March 24, 2022, the Library Copyright Alliance submitted a statement opposing enactment of the SMART Copyright Act, S. 3880. LCA explains that S. 3880 is both unnecessary and premature.

Amicus Briefs

LCA Joins Amicus Brief: Apple Inc. v. Corellium, LLC

On February 16, 2022, the Library Copyright Alliance joined an amicus brief by the Software Preservation Network (SPN) in the case of Apple v. Corellium, urging the circuit court to affirm that security research is a fair use. SPN argues as a matter of law that providing access to software for research can be (and often is) transformative fair use, even in...

United States Documents, Comments on Notices of Inquiry

LCA Statement of Interest in Participating in Consultations Concerning Technical Measures

On February 8, 2022, the Library Copyright Alliance issued a statement of interest in participating in consultations concerning technical measures to the Copyright Office’s notice of inquiry.

United States Documents, Amicus Briefs

LCA Files Amicus Brief: Matthew D. Green v. Department of Justice

On January 19, 2022, the Library Copyright Alliance filed an amicus brief in support of the appellants in Matthew D. Green, et al., v. United States Department of Justice, et al. LCA members urged the DC Circuit Court to strike down a controversial copyright law as unconstitutional.

United States Documents, Comments on Notices of Inquiry

LCA Comments Regarding Deferred Registration Examination

On January 24, 2022, the Library Copyright Alliance submitted comments in response to the US Copyright Office’s notice of inquiry concerning the merits of providing an option to defer examination of copyright registration application materials until a later request by the applicant. LCA opposed the creation of a deferred examination option.