The American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries (the Library Associations) write to follow-up on our May 27, 2009 meeting with Antitrust Division staff concerning the proposed settlement of the Google Library Project litigation.
Letter expressing support for the recent announcement that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will begin a public proceeding that will ensure an open and nondiscriminatory Internet.
Letter to attorneys involved in the Google Books Settlement case written to urge Google to include enforceable privacy protections along with the amended settlement agreement.
Letter to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary in support of amendments to S.1686, the Judiciously Using Surveillance Tools In Counterterrorism Efforts (JUSTICE) Act.
Letter to US Senators supporting amendments to S.1686, the Judiciously Using Surveillance Tools In Counterterrorism Efforts (JUSTICE) Act.
Letter from ARL supporting the nomination of David Ferriero.
Letter from Ronald Weich, Assistant Attorney General and enclosed letter from Patrick J. Leahy regarding FISA.
Letter to Rob Kasunic, principal legal advisor, US Copyright Office, in response to questions about proposed DVD-related exemptions to Section 1201.
ALA, ARL, and ACRL express views on the market for digital books, in particular the proposed settlement of the litigation concerning the Google Book Search service.
A generic letter for faculty informing them of the implications of the October 2008 proposed Google Books settlement.
Letter from library associations thanking Senators Lieberman and Cornyn for introducing FRPAA.
Letter from public interest organizations expressing support for holding a public proceeding on the future of the open Internet.
Library association letter in support of the FY 2009 appropriations request for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).
Letter from cultural heritage organizations in response to the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) request for input (RFI) into the development of alternative models for Presidential libraries.
Letter from interested organizations concerning the the practice of "ideological exclusion," refusing visas to foreign scholars, writers, artists, and activists not on the basis of their actions but on the basis of their ideas, political views, and associations.
Letter from higher education and library association asking the House to oppose H.R. 801, "The Fair Copyright in Research Works Act," and support the worldwide move toward open, public access to the results of publicly funded research.
Letter from ARL and ALA expressing support for full funding of $18.380 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access.
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.
Letter from the Library Copyright Alliance regarding S. 2913, which limits remedies in copyright infringement cases involving orphan works.
Library Copyright Alliance letter to Patrick Leahy and Orrin Hatch expressing appreciation for continued leadership on S. 2913, which limits remedies in copyright infringement cases involving orphan works.
Letter from the Library Copyright Alliance expressing appreciation for the introduction of H.R. 5889, which limits remedies in copyright infringement cases involving orphan works.
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.
Comments from ALA and ARL on the Section 108 Study Group efforts.
Letter from library associations in support of the fiscal year (FY) 2009 budget request of $645.8 million for the Library of Congress.
Library association letter in support of the FY 2010 appropriations request for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).
Letter from library associations in support of a Fiscal Year 2009 appropriation for the National Agricultural Library (NAL) that will ensure that the Library can effectively serve the information needs of agricultural researchers, farmers, agriculture extension agents, educators, and the public throughout the country.
Library Copyright Alliance letter expressing gratitude to the Subcommittee for holding a hearing on orphan works—the LCA's top legislative priority.