Letter to J. Dennis Hastert re: draft Domestic Security Enhancement Act (Apr. 2, 2003)
Letter from interested organizations urging Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert to ensure that the House of Representative follows normal parliamentary procedures when it takes up any new antiterrorism legislation.
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).
Letter to Interested Persons re: Section-by-Section Analysis of Justice Department draft “Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003,” also known as “Patriot Act II” (Feb. 14, 2003)
Letter from the ACLU regarding the "Patriot Act II."
Letter to Veronica Steadman re: Technological Protection Systems for Digitized Copyrighted Works (Docket No. 2003-C-006): Higher Education Associations’ and Library Associations’ Statement for the Record (Feb. 4, 2003)
Letter from higher education and library associations to the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Letter to Veronica Steadman re: Docket No. 2003-C-006, Technological Protection Systems for Digitized Copyrighted Works: Higher Education Associations’ and Library Associations’ Comments and Request to Testify (Jan. 14, 2003)
Letter to James Sensenbrenner re: Questions about USA PATRIOT Act (July 26, 2002)
Letter from the Attorney General responding to questions about the USA PATRIOT Act.
Joint Letter in Support of LC FY2002 Budget Request (Jun. 11, 2001)
Library association letter in support of the FY2002 budget request of the Library of Congress.
Law Professors' Letter on Section 104 Report
In August 2001, the United States Copyright Office missed an opportunity. Under the broad mandate of Section 104 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, it had been open to the Office to inquire widely and reflect deeply on the effects of that legislation and "the development of electronic commerce and associated technology" on some of the basic structural features of the Copyright Act.
Letter to Congress re: Terrorism legislation (Oct. 2, 2001)
Letter from library associations calling on Congress to move cautiously in proposing new laws and regulations aimed at terrorism.
Letter to Joe Skeen re: FY2000 appropriations for the National Agricultural Library (Apr. 5, 1999)
Letter from ARL requesting support of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for FY2000 appropriations for the National Agricultural Library.
Library OSP Letter to the House and the Senate re: On-line service providers' liability for copyright infringement (Mar. 30, 1998)
Letter from library and higher education organizations thanking Congressional representatives for their attention to assuring that any statute designed to clarify the limit of an on-line service provider's liability for copyright infringement appropriately accommodates the unique nature of libraries.
Letter to John W. Warner re: Inter-Association Working Group on Government Information Policy (Oct. 17, 1997)
Letter written on behalf of the members of the Inter-Association Working Group on Government Information Policy (IAWG), expressing appreciation for the willingness of John Warner's staff to meet to discuss revisions to Title 44 of the United States Code to enhance public access to government information.
Inter-Association Working Group on Government Information Policy
On behalf of the seven member organizations of the Inter-Association Working Group on Government Information Policy, we are pleased to transmit to you the library community's draft bill to amend chapter 19 of U.S.C. title 44. In addition, we offer several recommendations outside of chapter 19 that we believe should be considered in conjunction with any revision of title 44, based on the Joint Committee on Printing's draft bill that was the subject of recent hearings.
Letter to Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks re: Diplomatic Conference on Certain Copyright and Neighboring Rights Questions (Nov. 20, 1996)
Letter to Daniel Tarullo re: concerns regarding the proposed draft treaties under consideration by the World Intellectual Property Organization (W.I.P.O.) (Nov. 19, 1996)