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ALA applauds second circuit affirmation of fair use

Today, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld (pdf) the ruling in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, deciding that providing a full text search database and providing access to works for people with print disabilities is fair use. The court

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A nice day for a field hearing

In an unusual move, the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Courts, IP and the Internet took a field trip to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Monday to hold a copyright hearing. Perhaps

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Copyright, libraries and digitization at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference

How are libraries coping with digitization and copyright? Are these activities legal? On Sunday, June 29, 2014, copyright experts will discuss digital access and mass digitization projects during “Copyright and Digitization+,” a conference session that takes place during the 2014

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Copyright hot topics and big ideas

Hear about current copyright policy challenges and developments at the session “Copyright Hot Topics and Big Ideas,” a conference program that will be held at the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The session will take place

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Copyright’s own “revolving door”

Here in Washington we are hardly strangers to the “revolving door,” or the frequent movement of public officials between public regulatory agencies and private corporate enterprises, with several recent examples in both the telecom and finance industries. Copyright is big

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