Copyright

National library groups question proposed Copyright Office reforms

The Library Copyright Alliance released the following statement this afternoon: “Earlier today the leaders of the House Judiciary Committee released a multi-part policy statement entitled “Reform of the U.S. Copyright Office” soliciting public comment on the proposals they outline as a prelude to legislation anticipated in the next Congress.  The Library Copyright Alliance, a group of national library organizations collectively ... Read More »

CopyTalk webinar rescheduled

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  Due to technical difficulties, today’s CopyTalk webinar on the Section 108 video project has been rescheduled for January 5th at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific. The URL for the rescheduled webinar is the same: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/copytalk/ For additional details about the planned webinar, please check out our previous post. Read More »

CopyTalk webinar: Section 108 video project

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Starting in the late 1970s academic libraries built collections of VHS titles with an emphasis on supporting classroom teaching. On average, academic libraries have more than 3,000 VHS tapes.  Eclipsed by robust and rapid adoption of DVDs, the VHS era is now over. But a crisis is welling for libraries. Of the hundreds of thousands of VHS recordings commercially released, ... Read More »

CopyTalk: Copyright “capture” webinar archived

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An archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “Captured: Influence, bias and control at the U.S. Copyright Office” is now available. Originally webcast on November 3rd by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s Copyright Education Subcommittee, our presenter was Meredith Rose, staff attorney at Public Knowledge (PK), a DC public interest organization focusing on telecommunications, copyright and Internet law policy. Meredith ... Read More »

CopyTalk: Bias at the Copyright Office?

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I knew that title would be intriguing! At our next CopyTalk – which is this Thursday, November 3rd – Staff attorney Meredith Rose from Public Knowledge will discuss their report, Captured: Systemic Bias at the U.S. Copyright Office. Meredith will talk about the position and role of the Copyright Office, the influence of industry groups on Copyright Office policy positions, ... Read More »