ARL joined 28 other organizations and 71 individuals in a letter opposing a copyright term of life plus 70 years in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). Authors of the letter, sent to TPP negotiators on December 6, 2013, noted, “There is no benefit to society of extending copyright beyond the 50 years mandated by the WTO. While some TPP countries, like the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Singapore or Australia, already have life + 70 (or longer) copyright terms, there is growing recognition that such terms were a mistake, and should be shortened, or modified by requiring formalities for the extended periods.”
Library Assessment Blog
Our newest comic announces open registration for the 2014 ARL Library Assessment Conference.
Proposal notifications are on the way! Please give us a few days to send out all of the emails. You will hear from us soon! In the meantime, enjoy our latest comic strip.
Today we introduce you to the folks who are working hard behind the scenes on the 2014 Library Assessment Conference: