Addresses questions such as, "What does this bill do?" and "Why is public access important?"
Supplemental comments in response to the notice and request for public comments on the Second Draft Consolidated Texts of the Free Trade Area of the Americas Agreement (FTAA), December 27, 2002. These comments supplement those previously submitted by AALL, ALA and other organizations, and address, in particular, the FTAA provisions on copyright within the section on intellectual property rights
The U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ("DC Circuit") erroneously held that Congress' grant of twenty additional years of copyright protection as set forth in the Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA) 2 is constitutional.
Letter from the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) strongly supporting the introduction of the Freedom And Innovation Revitalizing U.S. Entrepreneurship (FAIR USE) Act of 2007, H.R. 1201.
Senator Cornyn introduces the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006, "legislation that will refine the work done by NIH and require that the federal government's leading underwriters of research adopt meaningful public access policies."
This Request for a Stay seeks both a stay of the Commission's First Report & Order pending the release by the Commission of the subsequent orders anticipated by that first Order, and a stay of the First Report & Order pending review of that Order by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Testimony of Prudence Adler on behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA).
Comments from library associations in support of exempting libraries from the requirements of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act ("CALEA").
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.
Letter from library associations addressing consensus proposal on orphan works.
Library Copyright Alliance response to the Copyright Office's Notice of Inquiry concerning orphan works.
On September 23, 2009 the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to examine three key provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act (Patriot Act) that are set to expire or sunset on December 31, 2009.
Letter from interested organizations expressing concerns with the Copyright Office's September 9, 2004 recommended statutory language for a new form of secondary liability for copyright infringement.
Letter from public interest organizations asking the Senators not to bring up S. 2560 at their scheduled Executive Business Meeting on October 7.
Letter from interested organizations, in response to the invitation to witnesses at the hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, suggesting an alternative to S. 2560, the Induce Act.
Letter from interested organizations requesting that United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary hold hearings on S. 2560, the "Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act of 2004" before taking action.
H.R. 107, the Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act, is needed to restore a proper balance in copyright law between the rights of copyright users and the rights of copyright owners--a balance that is essential to the future conduct of research and education in the digital age.
Letter from interested organizations advising that consideration of H.R. 3179, should be postponed until Congress has conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the Patriot Act authorities.
Testimony urging Congress to support the Digital Media Consumers?? Rights Act.
Testimony delivered on behalf of the Digital Future Coalition.
Letter expressing opposition to the H.R. 3261, entitled "Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act."
Letter from the Net Coalition regarding the "Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act" ("Discussion Draft" or "Draft"), specifically several provisions that would be unnecessarily punitive to the Internet community but would exceed other similar federal statutes.
Comments in response to the notice and request for public comments on the proposed United States-Bahrain free trade negotiations (Bahrain FTA), August 25, 2003. These comments address, in particular, chapters that may impact intellectual property rights and services.
Comments in response to the notice and request for public comments on the proposed United States-Dominican Republic free trade negotiations (Dominican Republic FTA), August 28, 2003. These comments address, in particular, chapters that may impact intellectual property rights and services.
Comments in response to the notice and request for public comments on the second draft consolidated texts of the Free Trade Area of the Americas Agreement (FTAA), December 27, 2002. These comments address, in particular, the FTAA chapters on intellectual property rights and services.