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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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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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