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LCA Submits Comments to WIPO on Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Other Persons with Disabilities at SCCR 19

December 17, 2009, Janice Pilch, on behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance, submitted comments to the WIPO standing committee on copyright and related rights in regard to access for the visually impaired and other persons with disabilities.

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LCA Members Submit Letter to Department of Justice on Amended Settlement Agreement

December 15, 2009 – The American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries write to the Department of Justice to express their views concerning how the United States should respond to the Amended Google Book Search Settlement Agreement filed by the parties on November 13, 2009.

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LCA Submits Reply Comments on Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Other Persons with Disabilities

On December 4, 2009, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) – a coalition made up of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) – joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) in submitting reply comments to the Copyright Office...

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Guide for the Perplexed III: The Amended Google Book Search Settlement

November 23, 2009 – On behalf of the American Library Assocation (ALA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Jonathan Band publishes a guide to the newly amended Google Book Search settlement, with an emphasis on the major changes and those changes relevant to libraries.

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LCA Comments on Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Other Persons with Disabilities

On November 13, 2009, Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) – a coalition made up of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) – joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) in submitting comments to the Copyright Office on the...

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Issue Brief on ACTA

On October 15, 2009, Janice Pilch authored an issue brief on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) – a proposed international agreement aimed at creating a stronger framework for global enforcement of intellectual property rights, with a scope covering counterfeit trademarked goods and infringing copyrighted works – and the concerns for libraries.

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Issue Brief for Treaty for Improved Access for Blind, Visually Impaired, and Other Reading Disabled Persons, October 12, 2009

A proposed WIPO Treaty is aimed at providing a minimum standard for copyright laws internationally to ensure full and equal access to information for blind and other reading disabled persons. Copyright laws worldwide need to be changed to allow for full and equal access to copyrighted works. This means greater flexibility for creating affordable accessible works at the same time...

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Issue Brief – International Copyright: Why It Matters to Libraries, October 12, 2009

Libraries share a unique social responsibility for preservation of and access to the world’s intellectual heritage, they have an interest in promoting copyright laws that provide the broadest possible use of information for creativity, research and education. The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) is working to address an increasing number of international legal and policy issues that affect libraries and the...

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LCA Joins Group Letter Voicing Privacy Concerns in Google Book Search Settlement

October 6, 2009 – The American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries join a broad section of objectors, amici, and supporters of the Google Book Search Settlement to express shared concern that reader privacy be among the issues addressed in conjunction with the amended settlement.

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The Google Book Settlement: Who Is Filing and What Are They Saying?

September 28, 2009 – On behalf of the American Library Assocation, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries, Brandon Butler, Law and Policy Fellow at the Association of Research Libraries, outlines key information about the hundreds of filings that have been submitted to the federal district court presiding over the Google Book Settlement.

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