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Confirmation for DMCA Filing for Disability Services Offices

On December 18, 2017, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) filed a long comment regarding a proposed exemption under 17 U.S.C. 1201, which would allow educational institution’s disability offices to circumvent technological protection measures for motion pictures in order to make them accessible to people with disabilities.

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LCA Submits Comments to the US Copyright Office Regarding Technological Protection Measures

On February 6, 2015, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments to the US Copyright Office, Library of Congress, seeking renewal of an exemption granting the print disabled circumvention of technological protection measures.

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LCA Submits Statement to House Judiciary Committee for Hearing on Copyright, Education, and Visually Impaired People

On November 18, 2014, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted a statement to the House Judiciary Committee regarding Copyright Act exceptions that enable libraries to support educational institutions and provisions in the act that allow libraries to provide accessible format copies to the print disabled

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LCA and COSLA Comment on Nov. 23, ’12 Draft Text of Print Disabilities Treaty/Instrument

On January 28, 2013, members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), along with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), commented on the November 23, 2012, draft text of an international instrument/treaty on limitations and exceptions for visually impaired person or persons with print disabilities. WIPO’s Extraordinary General Assembly, at its meeting in December 2012, authorized an international diplomatic...

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LCA Submits Comments on SCCR/23/7

On February 8, 2012, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments to WIPO on the working document in an international instrument on limitations and exceptions for person with print disabilities (SCCR/23/7). The comments focused on the provision that most directly affects libraries: the definition of an authorized entity.

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LCA Submits Statement to WIPO in Support of Non-Paper

On June 20, 2011, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted a statement to WIPO in support of the work of the Member States who have met in consultations to create a non-paper acknowledging the importance of an international legal instrument to increase access to information for persons with visual impairment or print disabilities.

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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 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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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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