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.
S. 2237: To amend chapter 5 of title 17, United States Code, to authorize civil copyright enforcement by the Attorney General, and for other purposes.
Text of the proposed legislation.
Library Preservation: Changes Incorporated in H.R. 2281, The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (PL 105-304)
Addresses changes to Section 108 of the Copyright Act due to passage of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act.
The Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006: Campus FAQ
Addresses questions such as, "What does the legislation entail?" and "Who does it affect?"
An Open Letter to the Higher Education Community re: Senate Bill 2695, the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006 (FRPAA)
Letter from higher education leaders encouraging the community to support FRPAA.
The Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006 (Cornyn-Lieberman): Frequently Asked Questions
Addresses questions such as, "What does this bill do?" and "Why is public access important?"
Supplemental Comments of the American Association of Law Libraries, the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries and the Special Libraries Association on the Second Draft Consolidated Texts of the Free Trade Area of the America
Supplemental 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 supplement those previously submitted by AALL, ALA and other organizations, and address, in particular, the FTAA provisions on copyright within the section on intellectual property rights
Eldred v. Ashcroft: Amicus Brief in support of Eldred
The U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ("DC Circuit") erroneously held that Congress' grant of twenty additional years of copyright protection as set forth in the Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA) 2 is constitutional.
Letter to Representatives re: H.R. 1201, The FAIR USE Act (Mar. 21, 2007)
Letter from the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) strongly supporting the introduction of the Freedom And Innovation Revitalizing U.S. Entrepreneurship (FAIR USE) Act of 2007, H.R. 1201.
Letter to Lamar Smith re: in support of H.R. 5439, the "Orphan Works Act of 2006" (Sept. 7, 2006)