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LCA Makes Statements at WIPO meeting in Geneva

In February 2007, The Library Copyright Alliance released two statements regarding current the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) meeting of Provisional Committee on the Development Agenda. The February 20, 2007, statement [PDF] addresses four points that relate directly to how WIPO should refine and implement the proposals under consideration for facilitating a development agenda. The February 21, 2007, statement [PDF]...

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LCA Supports Orphan Works Act of 2006

On September 7, 2006, the Library Copyright Alliance, wrote in support of the Orphan Works Act. The Act will help resolve issues surrounding orphan works, works whose owners are difficult or impossible to locate. Resolving the orphan works issue will present significant new educational opportunities because these works will be publicly accessible and available to students, faculty and the public.

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LCA Files Amicus Brief in Support of Google

On July 20, 2006, members of the Library Copyright Alliance signed on to a legal brief in support of Google in Perfect 10 Inc., v. Google, Inc. The brief addresses three issues of essential importance for the future of the internet, (1) whether providing a link to an image hosted on a third party website directly infringes a copyright owner’s...

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LCA Identifies Negative areas of Broadcast Video Flag

On June 21, 2006, the Library Copyright Alliance and others sent a letter to the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation concerning the of S. 2686 portion about the broadcast video flag, it identified three areas where the flag could negatively affect lawful non-commercial uses of broadcast content: distance education; other educational and research uses permitted by the Copyright Act;...

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LCA Comments on Proposed United States-Republic of Korea Fair Trade Agreement

March 23, 2006 – The American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, American Association of Law Libraries, and the Special Libraries Association submits comments on the Republic of Korea Fair Trade Agreement, including that it not impair the ability of the U.S. government to enable libraries to preserve intellectual works, share them with one another, and provide public access to...

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Broadcast and Audio Flag Testimony

On January 24, 2006, Jonathan Band testified on behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) on Broadcast and Audio Flag. The LCA testimony explains specific concerns with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadcast flag rule, and urges the Committee to address these concerns before adopting legislation authorizing the FCC to promulgate the rule.

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LCA and MLA provide Comments on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems

On December 1, 2005, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) and the Music Library Association (MLA) submitted comments on exceptions that the Library of Congress should grant pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 1201(a)(1)(C), pursuant to the Notice of Inquiry (NOI) published by the Copyright Office. LCA and MLA are pleased to observe that in the NOI, the Office seems to have...

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LCA Statement on “Fair Use: Its Effects on Consumers and Industry”

On November 16, 2005, Prudence S. Adler gave a statement on behalf of the LCA in a Hearing on “Fair Use: Its Effects on Consumers and Industry.” The statement was presented to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce. Fair use is central to libraries ability to achieve many facets...

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