In the Matter of Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Comments of the Library Copyright Alliance and the Music Library Association.
Inquiry Regarding Sections 109 and 117: Reply Comments of the Library Associations
The June 5, 2000, Request for Public Comment inquires about the effects of the amendments made by title 1 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and the development of electronic commerce and associated technology on the operation of sections 109 and 117 of title 17, United States Code, and the relationship between existing and emerging technology and the operation of those sections. The Libraries would like to address several issues raised by interested parties, as well as respond herein to questions regarding Section 117 of the DMCA.
Memorandum re: Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998
This memo will address an issue that has arisen regarding interpretation of Section 108(a)(3) of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §108(a)(3), as amended in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA").
Primer on the Digital Millenium: What the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and the Copyright Term Extension Act Mean for the Library Community
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), which is the centerpiece of the legislative strategy for the Clinton Administration and Congressional leaders responsible for copyright bills, was passed in the closing days of the 105th Congress. It is a very complex Act, which generated controversy and left unfinished business in its wake. As a result, high on the list of "must-dos" for the 106th Congress will be issues leftover from the DMCA.
In the Matter of Promotion of Distance Education Through Digital Technologies (Docket No. 98-12)
Library OSP Letter to the House and the Senate re: On-line service providers' liability for copyright infringement (Mar. 30, 1998)
Letter from library and higher education organizations thanking Congressional representatives for their attention to assuring that any statute designed to clarify the limit of an on-line service provider's liability for copyright infringement appropriately accommodates the unique nature of libraries.
Testimony Before the U.S. Copyright Office Public Hearing on Distance Education (Feb. 12, 1999)
Comments underscore the need for a change in Section 110(2) "to enable the display and performance of copyrighted works at remote locations at times selected by students" and to ask that "the distinction in current law between types of works that qualify for a distance education performance exemption be eliminated.
"The Copyright Infringement Liability Of On-Line And Internet Service Providers" Joint Testimony Of National Library And Educational Organizations Before The United States Senate Committee On The Judiciary
Testimony by Robert Oakley on behalf of the American Association of Law Libraries and 17 of the nation's other principal educational and library organizations.
Letter to Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks re: Diplomatic Conference on Certain Copyright and Neighboring Rights Questions (Nov. 20, 1996)
Letter to Daniel Tarullo re: concerns regarding the proposed draft treaties under consideration by the World Intellectual Property Organization (W.I.P.O.) (Nov. 19, 1996)