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ALA, ACRL file network neutrality comments with FCC

July 18th, 2014 · Comments Off · Advocacy

Today the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt the legally enforceable network neutrality rules necessary to fulfill library missions and serve communities nationwide. The ALA and ACRL joined nine other national higher education and library organizations in filing joint public […]

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Library Copyright Alliance issues statements, offers guidance

July 16th, 2014 · Comments Off · Advocacy

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA, whose members are the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, and Association of College and Research Libraries) continues to address copyright issues that affect libraries and our users. In recent weeks, LCA has worked for the library community in the following ways: Statement for Hearing on Moral Rights, Termination […]

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Libraries Applaud Landmark Copyright Ruling Affirming Fair Use

June 11th, 2014 · Comments Off · Advocacy

The Library Copyright Alliance—which consists of the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of College and Research Libraries— is extremely pleased with the decision issued Tuesday, June 10, by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, finding in favor of fair use. The […]

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NYPL Represents Libraries at House Judiciary Subcommittee Copyright Hearing

June 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Advocacy

On Monday, June 2, 2014, Greg Cram, associate director of copyright and information policy at the New York Public Library (NYPL), testified on the importance of the first sale doctrine to libraries at “First Sale under Title 17,” a field hearing held by the US House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. […]

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Call Legislators to Support Access to Federally Funded Research; FIRST Act Scheduled for Mark-up Today

May 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · Advocacy, Scholarly Communication

From our colleagues at the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), an important action alert about access to federally funded research, the top issue on ACRL’s 2014 legislative agenda: The Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science and Technology Act of 2014, the FIRST Act, is scheduled to be marked-up in the House Committee on Science, […]

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ACRL Sets 2014 Legislative Agenda

April 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Advocacy

Each year, the ACRL Government Relations Committee, in consultation with the ACRL Board of Directors and staff, formulates an ACRL Legislative Agenda. Drafted with input from key ACRL committees, ACRL leaders, and the ALA Washington Office, the ACRL Legislative Agenda is prioritized and focuses on issues at the national level affecting the welfare of academic and […]

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Appeals court decision undermines free speech, misinterprets copyright law

April 15th, 2014 · Comments Off · Advocacy

From the ALA Washington Office: Last week, ALA (together with ACRL and ARL) joined an amicus brief calling for reconsideration of a 9th circuit court decision in Garcia v. Google, case where actress Cindy Sue Garcia sued Google for not removing a YouTube video in which she appears. Garcia appears for five seconds in “Innocence […]

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Fair Use Promoted at House of Representatives Copyright Hearing

April 9th, 2014 · Comments Off · Advocacy

On Wednesday, April 2, James G. Neal, Columbia University librarian and vice president for Information Services, served as the voice of libraries to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet when it held a hearing on preserving and reusing copyrighted work. The hearing, “Preservation and Reuse of Copyrighted […]

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ACRL Continues Opposition to Section 303 of FIRST Act, Restricting Public Acces

March 26th, 2014 · Comments Off · Advocacy, Scholarly Communication

ACRL joined 15 other national and regional library, publishing, funding and advocacy organizations in a letter to the House Science Committee expressing strong opposition over the language contained in Section 303 of the ‘Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology Act of 2014’ (FIRST Act). The language in Section 303 of the FIRST Act calls […]

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Library Copyright Alliance issues statements domestically and internationally

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off · Advocacy

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA, whose members are the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, and Association of College and Research Libraries) continues to address copyright issues that affect libraries and our users. In 2014, LCA has worked for the library community in responding to proposals to amend national and international copyright law and […]

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