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Photo by Jonas Tana via Flickr

Two phenomenal things happened during the ALA Annual conference in Orlando in support of equitable access to information.  First, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Canada ratified the Marrakesh Treaty in their national copyright laws bringing the total number of ratifications to twenty – the magic number necessary to put the treaty into force on June 30, 2017.  Readers may remember that the ... Read More »

Re:create event draws crowd

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Re:create, the copyright coalition that includes members from industry and library associations, public policy think tanks, public interest groups, and creators sponsored a program – How it works: understanding copyright law in the new creative economy – to a packed audience at the US Capital Visitors Center. Speakers included Alex Feerst, Corporate Counsel from Medium; Katie Oyama, Senior Policy Counsel ... Read More »

Copyright questions got you down?

Copyright Advisory Network booth.

Help is on the way, both in person and online. At ALA Annual 2016, the Copyright Answer booth is back. On Saturday and Sunday only, from 10am – 4pm, conveniently located in the Orange County Convention Center outside of the Exhibit Hall and staffed by copyright librarian experts, stop by and pour your heart out.  What copyright issue is troubling ... Read More »

Caribbean librarians visit the Washington Office

Visiting librarians from the Caribbean with ALA Washington Office staff.

On Tuesday, the American Library Association (ALA) was pleased to receive a delegation of librarians and archivists from the Caribbean. These visitors are invited to the United States under the auspices of the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State. The delegation included: Ryllis Mannix, Antigua and Barbuda Joseph Prosper, Antigua and Barbuda Junior Browne, Barbados Grace ... Read More »

Digital first sale paper available

Dr. Yoonmo Sang, newly appointed Research Associate with OITP.

In October 2015, Yoonmo Sang joined OITP as a research associate upon completion of his doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin. While in residence at OITP, Dr. Sang completed a working paper—Examining the interconnections between copyright law and the mission of the library: Focusing on digital first sale—drawn in part from his PhD dissertation. Dr. Sang is prolific ... Read More »