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Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

LCA Joins Other Organizations in Letter Urging U.S. to Take Article 2.2.2 Off the ACTA Table

On April 19, 2010, the Library Copyright Alliance joined other organizations in voicing concerns over Article 2.2.2 of the proposed ACTA draft, which includes language mandating that ACTA parties allow for the award of statutory damages for copyright infringement as an alternative to actual damages.

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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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LCA Submits Comments on ACTA

On September 18, 2008, the Library Copyright Alliance and other organizations submitted brief comments on the proposed ACTA anti-counterfeiting agreement, specifically focusing on ensuring that the “Internet provisions” not disrupt the delicate balance with respect to Section 512 struck in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, result in increased liability for intermediaries, or adopt solutions that directly or indirectly suggest changes...

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