Code of Best Practices in Fair Use: Designing the Public Domain
This Note from the Harvard Law Review organizes research on pro-social motivation around the motivation-fostering effects of empowerment, community, and fairness. By incorporating these norms into the cultural architecture of the public domain, we can promote greater information production at less cost than by relying solely on the intellectual property system's traditional tools of exclusion.
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use: Fair Use and Research Libraries
Discusses copyright and its problems, why librarians need useable fair use, and the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use: Fair Use and Students
Discusses why students need to understand fair use, copyright and its problems, how codes of best practices help
USPTO Position on Fair Use of Copies of NPL Made in Patent Examination
Memorandum from Bernard J. Knight, Jr. discussing the application of the fair use doctrine to the use of non-patent literature (NPL) in the patent examination process.
Accessibility, The Chafee Amendment, and Fair Use
Flyer discussing fair use and the reproduction of material for use by disabled students, faculty, staff, and other appropriate users.
You Can't Be Too Careful: The Cost of Conservatism to Academic and Research Librarians' Mission
Argues the value of the Code of Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries to help librarians determine fair use guidelines for their institutions.
Letter to Congressional Representatives re: SOPA (Dec. 21, 2011)
Letter thanking representatives for their "advocacy of First Amendment rights and the value of an open and secure Internet during last week's markup of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)."
Letter to Ron Wyden, Darrell Issa, and Jason Chaffetz re: Legislation on foreign infringing websites (Dec. 12, 2011)
Letter from the Library Copyright Alliance encouraging the release of a discussion draft bill to address the problem of foreign infringing websites.
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
Comments of the Library Copyright Alliance and the Music Library Association.
Letter to Lamar Smith and John Conyers re: Stop Online Piracy Act, H.R. 3261 (Nov. 8, 2011)
Library Copyright Alliance letter to John Conyers and Lamar Smith.