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Letter Supporting Data-Mining Provision in USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization (Sept. 23, 2005)

The undersigned organizations with diverse views write to urge that Senate Conferees accede to the House passed-version of the PATRIOT Act with respect to Section 132 of the House bill. It would require a government-wide survey of those federal programs that use "pattern-based" data-mining to identify a "pattern indicating terrorist or criminal activity." This provision would require the first full cataloging and assessment of government programs that employ this emerging technology. The provision would also require the Justice Department to identify legal impediments, if any, to the use of such technology.

pdf lt-patriot-data-mining-amendment-23sept05.pdf

 
   

Letter to Patrick Leahy re: Surveillance by the federal government of electronic information (Nov. 7, 2007)

Letter from NASULGC expressing support for efforts by the nation's librarians to require that any surveillance by the Federal government of the e-mails and other electronic information generated by library patrons be conducted only following issuance of a subpoena by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

pdf lt-leahy-surveillance-07nov07.pdf

 
   

Letter to Mary L. Landrieu re: In strong support of the request to restore $21.5 million in funding for the National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP)(Apr. 3, 2007)

Letter from library associations in strong support of the request to restore $21.5 million in funding for the National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP) in the Library of Congress FY 2008 request.

pdf lt-senate-ndiipp-approps-fy08.pdf

 
 

Letter to Congress re: Domestic Security Enhancement Act (DSEA) (Mar. 17, 2003)

Letter from public interest organizations expressing opposition to the Domestic Security Enhancement Act (DSEA).

pdf lt-patriot2-dsea-17mar03.pdf

 
   

Letter to John Conyers and Lamar Smith re: H.R. 4279, Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act (PRO-IP Act) of 2007 (Mar. 5, 2008)

Letter from Library Copyright Alliance and others supporting the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act (PRO-IP Act) of 2007, H.R. 4279 with some changes.

pdf lt-proipact-05mar08.pdf

 
 

Letter to Senate re: FY 2008 appropriations request for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) (Mar. 21, 2007)

Letter from library associations in support of the FY2008 appropriations request for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

pdf lt-senate-gpo-approps-fy08.pdf

 
 

Letter to Dianne Feinstein and Wayne Allard re: FY 2009 funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) (Jun. 19, 2008)

Letter from library and higher education associations in support of the proposed FY 2009 funding of $160 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an increase of $15.3 million above the current year's enacted level.

pdf senjointltr_neh08jun19.pdf

 
 
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