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LCA Submits Reply Comments on 1201 Exemptions

On February 27, 2012, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted reply comments to Copyright Office regarding renewal of the existing DVD exemption with respect to higher education. In their comments, they argue that the existing formulation of wording provides sufficient flexibility for educators to use film clips effectively and efficiently, and that the exemption should be renewed without change to...

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LCA Submits Comments on Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives

On February 14, 2012, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments to WIPO regarding the draft compilation on limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives. The comments focus on the statements attributed to the United States in the “Draft Compilation on Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives.”

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LCA Submits Comments on SCCR/23/7

On February 8, 2012, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments to WIPO on the working document in an international instrument on limitations and exceptions for person with print disabilities (SCCR/23/7). The comments focused on the provision that most directly affects libraries: the definition of an authorized entity.

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Golan v. Holder Decision Summary

On January 13, 2012, the Supreme Court by a 6-2 vote affirmed the Tenth Circuit decision in Golan v. Holder. The American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) joined an amicus brief written by Electronic Frontier Foundation in support of reversal. This brief, referred to as the ALA...

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LCA Writes Letter to House Judiciary Committee Regarding Manager’s Amendment to SOPA Act

On December 14, 2011, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) sent a letter to members of the US House Judiciary Committee, outlining its concerns with the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The letter focused on the Manager’s Amendment, specifically that it did not address the problems with treatment of streaming video that LCA identified in its November 8, 2011, letter (see...

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LCA Writes Comments Regarding Library of Congress 1201 NOI

On November 29, 2011, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments to the Library of Congress in response to their Notice of Inquiry (NOI) regarding 1201 of the Copyright Act. LCA asks that the previous exemptions for the prohibition of circumvention of copyright protection systems for access control technologies be renewed.

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LCA Writes Letter to House Judiciary Committee on SOPA Act

On November 8, 2011, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) sent a letter to members of the US House Judiciary Committee, outlining its concerns with the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The letter focused on section 201, specifically the definition of willfulness in section 201(c) and the expansion of criminal penalties to public performances in section 201(a), which together could threaten...

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