Reply Brief for Petitioner in Kirtsaeng v Wiley
The case of Kirtsaeng v. Wiley & Sons, a case in which the key issue is the proper scope of the "first-sale doctrine" in copyright law. In this case, the first-sale doctrine is being challenged by a publisher who seeks to block re-sale in the US of the cheap editions of textbooks it authorized to be printed and sold abroad.
Amici Curiae Brief in Support of Kirtsaeng
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) joined the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), who all work collectively as the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), to file an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in support of petitioner Supap Kirtsaeng in the case Kirtsaeng v. Wiley & Sons.
Costco v. Omega: Amicus brief in support of Costco
Brief Amici Curiae of the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries in Support of Petitioner.
The Impact of the Supreme Court's Decision in Costco v. Omega on Libraries
On December 13, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Costco v. Omega in a manner that eliminated none of the uncertainty caused by the lower court's ruling in that case. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had ruled that the copyright law's "first sale doctrine" did not apply to copies manufactured abroad. This ruling cast doubt on a library's ability to circulate books and other materials manufactured outside of the United States.
Libraries Support H.R. 107, Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act
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.
Statement of Miriam M. Nisbet, H.R. 107, Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act (May 12, 2004)
Testimony urging Congress to support the Digital Media Consumers?? Rights Act.
Testimony of Peter Jaszi on H.R. 107, the Digital Media Consumers’ Rights Act (May 12, 2004)
Testimony delivered on behalf of the Digital Future Coalition.
Letter to Sam Brownback re: Consumers, Schools and Libraries Digital Rights Management Awareness Act of 2003 (Sept. 24, 2003)
Library association letter endorsing the "Consumers, Schools and Libraries Digital Rights Management Awareness Act of 2003," S. 1621.
Sec. 104 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Comments of the Digital Future Coalition
Inquiry Regarding Sections 109 and 117 (Docket No. 000522150-0150-01)