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Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

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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LCA Submits Reply Comments on 1201 Exemptions

On February 27, 2012, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted reply comments to Copyright Office regarding renewal of the existing DVD exemption with respect to higher education. In their comments, they argue that the existing formulation of wording provides sufficient flexibility for educators to use film clips effectively and efficiently, and that the exemption should be renewed without change to...

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LCA Writes Comments Regarding Library of Congress 1201 NOI

On November 29, 2011, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments to the Library of Congress in response to their Notice of Inquiry (NOI) regarding 1201 of the Copyright Act. LCA asks that the previous exemptions for the prohibition of circumvention of copyright protection systems for access control technologies be renewed.

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LCA and Other Groups Join Electronic Frontier Foundation to File Amicus Brief in UMG v. Veoh

On July 26, 2010, the Library Copyright Alliance joined a coalition of public interest and consumer groups in an amicus brief written by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asking the Ninth Circuit to reject the arguments made by Universal Music Group (UMG) and affirm the lower court’s decision in UMG v. Veoh.

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LCA Submits Reply on Exemptions to DMCA Section 1201

On February 2, 2009, the LCA and Music Library Association submitted comments in support of the renewal and modest broadening of the existing exemption for film clip compilations in two related ways: works included in any college or library, and works used in classrooms by instructors in all subjects.

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LCA and MLA Provide Comments on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems

On December 2, 2008, the Library Copyright Alliance and the Music Library Association submitted comments on exceptions that the Library of Congress should grant pursuant to 17 U.S.C. ยง 1201(a)(1)(C), pursuant to the Notice of Inquiry (NOI) published by the Copyright Office.

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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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