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LCA Fair-Use Comments Requested from Australia

On June 30, 2005, The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) provided comments regarding fair-use to the Australian government. Australia is considering adopting a U.S.-style fair use exception, and information colleagues in Australia requested the LCA to weigh in. The LCA consists of five major library associations—the American Association of Law Libraries, the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, the...

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules on MGM v. Grokster

June 27, 2005–In a unanimous ruling in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios v. Grokster, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that distributors of peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing systems may be held liable if they actively induce copyright infringement by users of those P2P systems. Importantly, the Court strongly reaffirmed its earlier ruling in Sony Corp of America v. Universal City Studios which held that technologies...

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LCA Survey Results on Orphan Works

On March 25, 2005, The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) responded to the Copyright Office’s timely Notice of Inquiry concerning orphan works. In response to the Notice of Inquiry, the associations in LCA contacted their members to gather information concerning their experience with the orphan work problem. These responses indicate that the problem exists at large research libraries affiliated with universities...

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LCA Comments on Proposed United States-Panama Fair Trade Agreement

March 29, 2004 – The American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, American Association of Law Libraries, and the Special Libraries Association submits comments on the Panama 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 them including...

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LCA Comments on Proposed United States-Andean Fair Trade Agreement

March 29, 2004 – The American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, American Association of Law Libraries, and the Special Libraries Association submits comments on the Andean Fair Trade Agreement, including that the Andean FTA must 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...

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LCA Comments on Proposed United States-Bahrain Fair Trade Agreement

November 17, 2003 – The American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, American Association of Law Libraries, and the Special Libraries Association submits comments on the Bahrain 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 them including...

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LCA Comments on Proposed United States-Dominican Republic Fair Trade Agreement

November 3, 2003 – The American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, American Association of Law Libraries, and the Special Libraries Association submits comments on the Dominican 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 them including...

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