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International Treaties and Trade Agreements, Other International

LCA Supports LDCs’ Request for TRIPS Transition Period

On June 25, 2021, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) wrote a letter of support to Ambassador Katherine Tai urging US support of Least Developed Countries’ (LDCs) request for a transition period from implementing the TRIPS Agreement.

Comments on Notices of Inquiry

LCA Submits Reply Comments on CASE Act Notice of Inquiry

On May 10, 2021, the Library Copyright Alliance submitted reply comments on regulations implementing the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (“CASE”) Act.

Comments on Notices of Inquiry

LCA Submits Comments on CASE Act

On April 26, 2021, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments on the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (“CASE”) Act to the Copyright Office.

Other International

LCA and Other Partners Send Letter to Ambassador Tai Supporting Promoting a Balanced Copyright Policy to Benefit All Americans

On March 17, 2021, the Library Copyright Alliance sent a letter to Ambassador Katherine Tai requesting a return to the Obama-Biden Administration policy of protecting and promoting fair use rights in international copyright policy.

1201 Rulemaking

Library Copyright Alliance Reply Comments to Class 5 Oppositions

On March 10, 2021, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted reply comments to Class 5 Oppositions.

Other Legislation

Library Copyright Alliance Comments on “Digital Copyright Act of 2021” Discussion Draft

On March 5, 2021, the Library Copyright Alliance submitted Comments on “Digital Copyright Act of 2021” discussion draft.

United States Documents, Other Legislation

LCA Statement on Libraries and the Copyright Provisions in Omnibus Spending Bill

On December 29, 2020, the Library Copyright Alliance issued a statement on the impact of two copyright provisions in the omnibus spending bill—extending felony penalties to illicit streaming and establishing a small claims tribunal for copyright infringement—on libraries and library users.

Other Legislation

LCA Submits Comments on DMCA Reform Bill

On December 1, 2020, the Library Copyright Alliance responded to Chairman Tillis’s questions regarding a possible Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) reform bill.

United States Documents, Comments on Notices of Inquiry

LCA Endorses Comments by Higher Education Leadership on Sovereign Immunity

The Copyright Office solicited reply comments and empirical research studies, due October 22, for its public study to determine the extent to which copyright owners are experiencing infringement by states without adequate remedies under state law. In its initial request for comments on this issue, rights holders completely and utterly failed to meet the standard of harm required by the Supreme Court in...

1201 Rulemaking

LCA Filed Petition for 1201 Exemption

On September 7, 2020, LCA filed a petition for a new section 1201 exemption for the purpose of preservation of DVDs.