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Shira Perlmutter Appointed US Register of Copyrights

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today, September 21, 2020, that she has named Shira Perlmutter register of copyrights and director of the US Copyright Office, effective in late October. The Library Copyright Alliance congratulates Perlmutter on her appointment and looks forward to working with her. Perlmutter is currently the chief policy officer and director for international affairs at the...

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LCA Sends Letter Urging Vote Against the CASE Act of 2019

On October 21, 2019, the Library Copyright Alliance sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader of the House Kevin McCarthy urging them to vote against the Copyright Alternatives in Small Claims Enforcement (“CASE”) Act of 2019, which will likely lead to a significant increase in the amount of litigation brought against libraries. The CASE...

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Testimony, Supplemental Statement on Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act, and ALA Report on Copyright Office

On September 24, 2018, Jonathan Band submitted written testimony, a supplemental statement, and a report prepared by the American Library Association (ALA) as an attachment to his testimony to the United State Senate Committee on Rules and Administration regarding the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017. Testimony Supplemental Statement Lessons From History

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LCA Releases Statement Urging Senate to Reject Register of Copyrights Bill

On April 26, 2017, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) released a statement urging the Senate to “reject” the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017, which would make the Register subject to Presidential appointment and Senate confirmation.

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