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European library association launches “right to e-read” campaign

In 1995, UNESCO designated April 23rd as World Book and Copyright Day, a day to celebrate literature, authors, and reading.  It is therefore fitting that the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) has marked the same date

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A booklover in Paris

Last week, Alan Inouye, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy, traveled to France to discuss the U.S. library ebook lending ecosystem at the Salon du Livre (in English, the “Paris Book Fair”). There, he served

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Thinking bigger about ebooks

In an American Libraries article published today, Alan S. Inouye, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy, reported on his participation in the Connecticut State Library’s Ebook Symposium, a one-day event where library and publishing experts

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FCC makes “close call” in issuing e-reader waiver

To the disappointment of the American Library Association and a range of advocates for people with disabilities, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted a one-year waiver to the E-reader Coalition—Amazon, Sony and Kobo—to the Commission’s rules for Access to

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You bought it, you own it: Copyright policy should foster freedom

To celebrate Copyright Week, the American Library Association will join a number of organizations to exchange ideas, information and actions about copyright reform. From Monday, January 13th until Saturday, January 18th, copyright experts will explore different aspects of copyright law

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