LCA Statement on “Fair Use: Its Effects on Consumers and Industry”

On November 16, 2005, Prudence S. Adler gave a statement on behalf of the LCA in a Hearing on “Fair Use: Its Effects on Consumers and Industry.” The statement was presented to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce. Fair use is central to libraries ability to achieve many facets of their missions. Libraries are essential to the communities that they serve and to our Nation. Libraries preserve and provide access to our cultural, historical and scientific heritage; support and encourage research, education and lifelong learning; and provide a venue for community engagement on a host of issues.

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