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Confirmation for DMCA Filing for Disability Services Offices

On December 18, 2017, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) filed a long comment regarding a proposed exemption under 17 U.S.C. 1201, which would allow educational institution’s disability offices to circumvent technological protection measures for motion pictures in order to make them accessible to people with disabilities.

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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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Statement of David Hansen Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

On June 2, 2020, David Hansen, associate university librarian and lead copyright & information policy officer at Duke University, testified on behalf of the Association of Research Libraries, the American Library Association, and the Association of College and Research Libraries at a Senate subcommittee hearing on the DMCA notice-and-takedown system. Hansen testified that most universities and research libraries straddle both...

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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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