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New ALA Report Explores Challenges of Equitable Access to Digital Content

The American Library Association (ALA) today released a new report examining critical issues underlying equitable access to digital content through our nation’s libraries. In the report, titled “E-content: The Digital Dialogue,” authors explore an unprecedented and splintered landscape in which several major publishers refuse to sell ebooks to libraries; proprietary…

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Senator Harkin calls for access to copyrighted works for print disabled

Last week, Senator Harkin (D-IA) wrote a letter to President Obama to express his support for a “…international treaty to expand access to copyrighted information for people with disabilities around the world.” In his letter, Senator Harkin explains, Blind people and others with print disabilities now face daunting challenges in…

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Copyright Limitations for Print Disabled discussed at WIPO

OITP with the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) coordinates US library participation at the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as a Non-governmental body (NGO).  At the 23rd meeting of the SCCR, Lori Driscoll represented the LCA and provided this report. Report…

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