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Letter to Kamil Idris re: World Intellectual Property Organization (Sept. 4, 2003)

Letter from library associations expressing dismay at press reports that the World Intellectual Property Organization may not take up an important recent proposal to hold a conference on open and collaborative models for development of public goods.

pdf lt-idris-wipo-04sep03.pdf

 
 

Letter to James Sensenbrenner and W.J. "Billy" Tauzin re: discussion draft database protection bill (Sept. 4, 2003)

Comments from library associations on draft of "Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act."

pdf lt-sensen-tauzin-database-04sept03.pdf

 
 

Letter to Tom Ridge re: Homeland Security Information Sharing Act (HSISA) (Aug. 27, 2003)

Letter from interested organizations urging the Department of Homeland Security to give the public an opportunity to comment on procedures that are being developed that may restrict the public dissemination of "homeland security information," including information that is "sensitive but unclassified."

pdf lt-ridge-hsisa-27aug03.pdf

 
 

Letter to Lamar S. Smith re: Piracy Deterrence and Education Act of 2003 (Jul. 24, 2003)

Letter from library associations expressing concern with certain provisions of H.R. 2517, the "Piracy Deterrence and Education Act of 2003."

pdf lt-smith-piracy-deterrence-24jul03.pdf

 
 

Information Access Alliance Letter to Commission of European Communities Regarding Cinven and Candover Purchase of BertelsmannSpringer

Bertelsmann AG recently announced its intent to sell BertelsmannSpringer, a publisher of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) journals, to Cinven and Candover, a partnership of UK-based private equity firms. We are writing to you on behalf of the Information Access Alliance, a coalition of six leading library organizations in North America that serve institutions engaged in research, education, law, and health care. We are deeply concerned that this development in the global STM market will lead to a further reduction in access to critical research information worldwide. We urge the European Commission, as we have urged the U.S. Department of Justice, to challenge the proposed sale.

pdf iaa-ec-july2003.pdf

 
   

Letter to Robert F. Bennett re: support from the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies for the National Agricultural Library (NAL) (Jun. 19, 2003)

Letter from library associations requesting increased support from the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies for the National Agricultural Library (NAL).

pdf nal-lt-19jun03.pdf

 
 

Joint Letter in Support of LC FY2003 Budget Request (May 5, 2003)

Library association letter in support of the FY2003 budget request of the Library of Congress.

pdf lt-loc-senate-04budget.pdf

 
 

Joint Letter in Support of LC FY2003 Budget Request (Apr. 24, 2002)

Library association letter in support of the FY2003 budget request of the Library of Congress.

pdf lt-loc-house-03budget.pdf

 
 

Joint Letter in Support of LC FY2003 Budget Request (Apr. 24, 2002)

Library association letter in support of the FY2003 budget request of the Library of Congress.

pdf lt-loc-senate-03budget.pdf

 
 
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