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Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

LCA Submits Comments on the Prohibition of Circumvention of Technological Protection Measures

On February 6, 2015, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments to the US Copyright Office, Library of Congress, regarding the DMCA’s prohibition on the circumvention of technological protection measures as a barrier to fair use.

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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 Petitions a Proposed Exemption Under Section 1201 for Literary Works Distributed Electronically (November 3, 2014)

On November 3, 2014, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments seeking renewal of the 2012 rulemaking for people with print disabilities and authorized entities to circumvent technological protection measures on literary works distributed electronically.

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LCA Petitions a Proposed Exemption Under Section 1201 for Motion Picture Excerpts

On November 3, 2014, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments seeking renewal of the 2012 exemption for motion picture exerpts, arguing that the exemption should be broadened to apply to all storage media and expanded to apply to students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

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Statement for the Hearing on Chapter 12 of Title 17

On September 16, 2014, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted a statement to the US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary for a hearing on Chapter 12 of Title 17. In the statement, LCA urges that Congress adopt both substantive amendments to section 1201 as well as procedural changes to the rulemaking process.

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LCA Applauds Introduction of Unlocking Technology Act

On May 13, 2013, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) issued a statement applauding the introduction in the US House of Representatives of H.R. 1892, the Unlocking Technology Act of 2013. The bill guarantees that legitimate uses of digital works and technologies will not run afoul of copyright law, even if they require breaking digital locks. Prompted by the recent uproar...

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