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Advocacy and Public Policy Update, September 2018, Released by ARL


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 April 20 through September 14, 2018.

This issue includes the following:

Copyright and Intellectual Property Issues

  • ASTM v. Public.Resource.Org
  • Music Modernization Act
  • Library Copyright Alliance Comments on Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books
  • Net Neutrality Update; Higher Education and Library Amicus Brief

Science and Technology Policy

  • Kelvin Droegemeier Nominated to Lead US Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • White House Releases FY 2020 Science and Technology Priorities
  • ARL Opposes EPA’s Proposed Rule on Transparency in Regulatory Science
  • National Academies of Sciences Release Consensus Report on Open Science by Design

Civil Rights

  • ARL Joins 25 Organizations Opposing Census Citizenship Question
  • US Supreme Court Upholds Trump Administration Travel Ban

International Issues

  • Marrakesh Treaty Update
  • North American Free Trade Agreement Update
  • EU Parliament Vote on Copyright Directive
  • EU Court Considering Reach of Right to Be Forgotten

US Appropriations Update

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About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

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