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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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LCA Members Submit Additional Filing to Court in Regard to Google Book Settlement

September, 8, 2009 – The American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) submit a supplemental filing with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York overseeing the proposed Google Book Search settlement to address developments that have occurred since the groups submitted their filing on...

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Issue Brief for Concerns Regarding Traditional Cultural Expression, July 22, 2009

The Intergovernmental Committee (IGC) on Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Traditional Cultural Expressions/Folklore is another focal point of the World Intellectual Property Organization. The IGC is charged with studying the policy positions of legal management and protection of certain cultural works created by indigenous communities. Should copyright law (or something like it) be used to protect these works? How does...

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