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.
Letter to Richard J. Durbin re: Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) (Jun. 27, 2011)
ARL letter expressing support for the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, or the DREAM Act.
Library Copyright Alliance Statement on Copyright Reform
In the wake of Judge Chin's rejection of the Google Books Settlement, there has been a renewed interest in legislative solutions to a variety of copyright issues affecting libraries, including those implicating the mass digitization of books, the use of orphan works, and the modernization of 17 U.S.C. §108 (particularly preservation). The Library Copyright Alliance, comprised of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), has several general comments on possible efforts to address these issues via legislation.
Letter to Subcommittee on Communications and Technology re: Congressional Review Act and Net Neutrality (Feb. 16, 2011)
Letter from the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and EDUCAUSE asking representatives to oppose using the Congressional Review Act or any other legislation to overturn or undermine the recent "net neutrality" decision adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Letter to Patrick Leahy re: USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2011, S. 193 (Feb. 2, 2011)
Library association letter in support of the USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2011, (S. 193).
Letter to Justin Hughes re: WIPO Revised Provisions for the Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions (July 21, 2010)
Comments on the WIPO Revised Provisions for the Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions/Expressions of Folklore (WIPO/GRTKF/IC/16/4).
Letter to Ron Kirk re: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Negotiations (Mar. 22, 2010)
Letter to Ambassador Ron Kirk, United States Trade Representative, concerning ACTA.
Letter to Lamar Smith and John Conyers re: Manager's Amendment to Stop Online Piracy Act, H.R. 3261 (Dec. 14, 2010)
Concerns with the Leaked Internet Chapter of ACTA
Analysis of the U.S. proposal for an Internet chapter in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which was leaked to the press and widely disseminated on the Internet.