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Letter to Ron Kirk re: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Negotiations (Mar. 22, 2010)

Letter to Ambassador Ron Kirk, United States Trade Representative, concerning ACTA.

pdf lt-kirk-acta-leak-22mar10.pdf

 
 

Letter to Julius Genachowski re: Preserving the Open Internet, GN Docket No. 09-191; Broadband Industry Practices, WC Docket No. 07-52 (Mar. 1, 2010)

Letter from higher education organizations regarding preserving the open Internet.

pdf lt-genachowski-open-internet-01mar10.pdf

 
 

Letter to Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Robert B. Aderholt re: GPO funding FY2011 (Feb. 25, 2010)

Letter from library associations in support of the FY2011 appropriations request of $166,560,000 for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

pdf ltgpo-2011approps-25feb10.pdf

 
 

Letter to Hillary Rodham Clinton re: Ending the exclusion of Professor Adam Habib of the University of Johannesburg and Professor Tariq Ramadan of Oxford University (Feb. 16, 2010)

Letter thanking Secretary of State Clinton for signing the orders effectively ending the exclusion of Professor Adam Habib of the University of Johannesburg and Professor Tariq Ramadan of Oxford University.

pdf ideological-exclusion-021610.pdf

 
 

Letter to Lamar Smith and John Conyers re: Manager's Amendment to Stop Online Piracy Act, H.R. 3261 (Dec. 14, 2010)

pdf lca_sopa_amend14dec11.pdf

 
 

Letter to William F. Cavanaugh re: Google Library Project Settlement (Dec. 15, 2009)

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.

pdf lt-gbs-cavanaugh15dec09.pdf

 
 

Letter to Julius Genachowski re: Open Internet (Oct. 21, 2009)

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.

pdf lt-pubint-nn-21oct09.pdf

 
 

Letter to Daralyn J. Durie, Esq. re: Privacy Concerns about the Google Book Settlement (Oct. 6, 2009)

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.

pdf lt-gbs-group-privacy06oct09.pdf

 
 

Letter to Senate Committee on the Judiciary re: Judiciously Using Surveillance Tools In Counterterrorism Efforts (JUSTICE) Act (Sept. 30, 2009)

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.

pdf coalition-ltr-justice-act-30sept09.pdf

 
 

Letter to Senators re: Judiciously Using Surveillance Tools In Counterterrorism Efforts (JUSTICE) Act (Sept. 23, 2009)

Letter to US Senators supporting amendments to S.1686, the Judiciously Using Surveillance Tools In Counterterrorism Efforts (JUSTICE) Act.

pdf coaltion-ltr-justice-act-23sept09.pdf

 
 

Letter to Joseph I. Lieberman and Susan M. Collins re: In support of the nomination of David Ferriero as Archivist of the United States (Sept. 23, 2009)

Letter from ARL supporting the nomination of David Ferriero.

pdf ltferrieronara-23sept09.pdf

 
 

Open letter from liberal arts college presidents supporting the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2009 (Sept. 23, 2009)

pdf openletter_frpaa2009.pdf

 
 

Letter to Richard J. Durbin and Russell D. Feingold re: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ("FISA") (Sept. 14, 2009)

Letter from Ronald Weich, Assistant Attorney General and enclosed letter from Patrick J. Leahy regarding FISA.

pdf durbin-feingold-091409.pdf

 
 

Letter to Rob Kasunic re: August 21 Supplemental Questions to DVD-Related Hearing Panelists (Sept. 8, 2009)

Letter to Rob Kasunic, principal legal advisor, US Copyright Office, in response to questions about proposed DVD-related exemptions to Section 1201.

pdf lt-kasunic-dvdpanel-08sep09.pdf

 
 

Letter to Lamar Smith and John Conyers re: Hearing on Competition and Commerce in Digital Books (Sept. 4, 2009)

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.

pdf competition-digi-books-letter-2009.pdf

 
 

Letter to Faculty re: Google Books Settlement

A generic letter for faculty informing them of the implications of the October 2008 proposed Google Books settlement.

doc ltr_google-books-faculty.doc

 
 

Letters to Joseph I. Lieberman and John Cornyn re: S.1373, "The Federal Research Public Access Act of 2009" (Jul. 2, 2009)

Letter from library associations thanking Senators Lieberman and Cornyn for introducing FRPAA.

pdf lt-frpaa-cornyn-lieberman-02jul09.pdf

 
 

Letter to Charles Schumer and Robert Brady re: support for a project that will digitize our nation's historical public domain government works (May 4, 2009)

Letter from public interest organizations expressing support for holding a public proceeding on the future of the open Internet.

pdf ltjcp-5may09.pdf

 
 

Letter to Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Committee on Appropriations re: Government Printing Office (GPO) appropriations request (Apr. 1, 2008)

Library association letter in support of the FY 2009 appropriations request for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

pdf gpo-approps-ltr-01apr08.pdf

 
 

Letter to Adrienne C. Thomas re: Response to Request for Information: Development of Alternative Models for Presidential Libraries (Apr. 17, 2009)

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.

pdf nara-rfi-preslibraries-final.pdf

 
 

Letter to Eric H. Holder Jr., Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Janet Napolitano re: Practice of "ideological exclusion" (Mar. 18, 2009)

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.

pdf idex-coalition-letter-3-18-09.pdf

 
 

Letter to House Committee on the Judiciary re: Opposition to Research Works Act (Feb. 13, 2009)

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.

pdf oawg_to_judiciary-09-feb.pdf

 
 

Letter to Dianne Feinstein and Wayne Allard re: funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access (Jun. 19, 2008)

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.

pdf neh-senate-ltr-08.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

 
 

Letter to Patrick J. Leahy and Orrin Hatch re: Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008, S. 2913 (May 1, 2008)

Letter from the Library Copyright Alliance regarding S. 2913, which limits remedies in copyright infringement cases involving orphan works.

pdf lca-senate-dark-archive-s-2913-01may08.pdf

 
 

Letter to Patrick J. Leahy and Orrin Hatch re: Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008, S. 2913 (Jun. 17, 2008)

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.

pdf lca-senate-orphan-works-s-2913-17june08.pdf

 
 

Letter to Richard G. Davis and Cynthia Etkin re: comments regarding the draft Government Printing Office (GPO) study, Regional Depository Libraries in the 21st Century: A Time for Change? (Jun. 10, 2008)

pdf ltgpo-regcom-10jun08.pdf

 
 

Letter to Howard L. Berman and Howard Coble re: H.R. 5889 (May 5, 2008)

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.

pdf lt-berman-coble-hr5889-05may08.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 Rasenberger Re: Section 108 (April 24, 2008)

Comments from ALA and ARL on the Section 108 Study Group efforts.

pdf rasenberger-108-letter-24apr06.pdf

 
 
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