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Intellectual property

ALA and ARL Submit Letter to President on Future Appointments

On April 2, 2009, members of the Library Copyright Alliance joined public interest groups, library associations, and trade associations to urge President Obama to increase the balance in appointments to intellectual property policy positions and to create offices devoted to promoting innovation and free expression within the relevant agencies.

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LCA Members Join Letter of Concern Regarding the Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008

On September 10, 2008, the Library Copyright Alliance, as well as other institutions, submitted letters of concern to members of the Committee on the Judiciary to express concerns over the unbalanced approach to enforcement outlined in the Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008.

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LCA Statement to WIPO on Technical Assistance and Capacity Building, July 2008

Statement of Library Copyright Alliance to WIPO Committee on Development and Intellectual Property, Second Session (Geneva, 7-11 July 2008) encouraging Member States to involve the international library community in local efforts at technical assistance and capacity building, which will serve to promote the goals of information access and a balanced approach to intellectual property protection.

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