LCA Fair-Use Comments Requested from Australia

On June 30, 2005, The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) provided comments regarding fair-use to the Australian government. Australia is considering adopting a U.S.-style fair use exception, and information colleagues in Australia requested the LCA to weigh in. The LCA consists of five major library associations—the American Association of Law Libraries, the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, the Medical Library Association, and the Special Libraries Association. These five associations collectively represent over 139,000 libraries in the United States employing 350,000 librarians and other personnel. These five associations cooperate in the LCA to address copyright issues that have a significant effect on the information services libraries provide to their users. The LCA’s mission is to foster global access to information for creative, research, and educational uses.

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