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Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Archives

Software Preservation Network and LCA File Long Comment in Favor of Software Preservation

On December 18, 2017, the Software Preservation Network and the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) filed a long comment regarding a proposed exemption under 17 U.S.C. 1201, which would allow cultural heritage institutions to circumvent technological protection measures in order to preserve computer programs and computer-program dependent materials.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation and LCA File Long Comment Proposing a Simplified Class 1 for Audiovisual Works

On December 18, 2017, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), New Media Rights (NMR), and the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW), supported by the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), filed a long comment regarding a proposed exemption under 17 U.S.C. 1201, proposing a simplified Class 1 for Audiovisual Works.

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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 Pleased Librarian of Congress Expands Film Clip Exemption

On October 27, 2015, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) welcomed the Librarian’s decision to broaden the exemption for the use of film clip excerpts, including extending the exemption permitting creation of film clip compilations for educational purposes to K–12 students and extending the exemption for use in media courses to include Blu-ray discs.

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