Comments of the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, American Association Of Law Libraries, and Special Libraries Association Concerning the Proposed United States-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement
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 of the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, American Association Of Law Libraries, and Special Libraries Association on the Second Draft Consolidated Texts of the Free Trade Area of the Americas Agreement
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.
Membership Meeting 2003 (Fall): Intellectual Property and Copyright Committee [highlights]
Proceedings of the 143rd ARL Membership Meeting, October 2003.
Letter to Kamil Idris re: World Intellectual Property Organization (Sept. 4, 2003)
Letter from library associations expressing dismay at press reports that the World Intellectual Property Organization may not take up an important recent proposal to hold a conference on open and collaborative models for development of public goods.
Summary of International Copyright and IP Activities
At the urging of the United States, a new "digital agenda" recently has been added to the range of issues under consideration in a long-running series of negotiations convened by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Currently, the U.S. is pressing for the early conclusion of international agreements on a number of issues as to which the Congress has yet to legislate and the U.S. copyright community remains deeply divided. In the longer term, this effort to shape global intellectual property policy before achieving domestic consensus could have the unintended consequence of jeopardizing both the U.S. leadership role in the field and the interests of U.S. copyright-related industries and institutions.
In the Matter of Promotion of Distance Education Through Digital Technologies (Docket No. 98-12)
"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)