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LCA Submits Comments to WIPO Committee on Protecting Traditional Cultural Expressions

On July 22, 2010, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments to WIPO in regard to establishing a WIPO tready to protect traditional cultural expressions (TCEs). Members of LCA believe such a treaty would have a negative impact on the public domain, intellectual freedom, access to information held in library collections, and our ability to meet the educational and research...

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LCA Joins Other Organizations in Letter Urging U.S. to Take Article 2.2.2 Off the ACTA Table

On April 19, 2010, the Library Copyright Alliance joined other organizations in voicing concerns over Article 2.2.2 of the proposed ACTA draft, which includes language mandating that ACTA parties allow for the award of statutory damages for copyright infringement as an alternative to actual damages.

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LCA Members File Comments to IPEC in Regard to PRO-IP Act

On March 24, 2010, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the American Library Association (ALA), and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) submitted comments to the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator’s (IPEC) request for comment as the Office prepares the Joint Strategic Plan envisioned in the PRO-IP Act.

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LCA Releases Issue Brief on Streaming of Films for Educational Purposes

On February 19, 2010, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) released an issue brief that reviews the legal status of streaming entire films to students located outside of physical classrooms. The discussion was prompted by recent news of a disagreement between the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a media equipment trade association over the streaming of films to students...

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ARL, ALA, and ACRL and Other Groups File Amicus Brief in Vernor v. Autodesk, Inc.

On February 11, 2010, the Library Copyright Alliance members joined the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Public Knowledge (PK), and U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) in filing an amici curiae brief asking the Court to affirm the lower court ruling, recognizing that a proper application of the first sale doctrine here requires a...

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