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Advocacy and Public Policy Update, April 2019, Released by ARL

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Advocacy and Public Policy Update

The latest Advocacy and Public Policy Update, by Prudence S. Adler and Krista L. Cox of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), covers key issues of interest to the research library community in Canada and in the US from January 16, 2019, through April 30, 2019.

This issue covers the following topics:

Copyright Issues

  • Karyn Temple Named Register of Copyrights, Releases Copyright Office Strategic Plan
  • Final Rule on Non-Commercial Uses of Pre-1972 Recordings to Take Effect
  • ARL, Software Preservation Network Co-Host Webinar Series on Fair Use
  • Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week Highlights Balance in Copyright System
  • WIPO Copyright Committee Continues Discussions on Limitations, Exceptions

US Government Actions

  • Appropriations Update
  • Trump Issues Executive Order on Free Speech
  • Bipartisan Dreamer Legislation Introduced in House, Senate
  • Higher Education Act Reauthorization Hearings Underway
  • House Passes Save the Internet Act to Restore Net Neutrality Protections
  • US Government Considers Approaches to Privacy Legislation
  • Affordable College Textbook Act Introduced in Congress

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