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Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

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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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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