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ALA Washington Office copyright event “too good to be true”

On Tuesday, November 18th, the American Library Association (ALA) held a panel discussion on recent judicial interpretations of the doctrine of fair use. The discussion, entitled “Too Good to be True: Are the Courts Revolutionizing Fair Use for Education, Research

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ALA welcomes Simon & Schuster change to Buy It Now program

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) and its Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) welcomed Simon & Schuster’s announcement that it will allow libraries to opt into the “Buy It Now” program. The publisher began offering all of its ebook titles

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ALA and E-rate in the press

For nearly a year-and-a-half, the FCC has been engaged in an ongoing effort to update the E-rate program for the digital age. The American Library Association (ALA) has been actively engaged in this effort, submitting comments and writing letters to

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ALA applauds strong finish to the E-rate proceeding

Today, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler held a press call to preview the draft E-rate order that will be circulated at the Commission later this week. The FCC invited Marijke Visser, associate  director of the American Library Association’s

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ALA welcomes President Obama’s strong affirmation of net neutrality

Yesterday President Barack Obama re-affirmed his commitment to network neutrality principles and to the strongest rules to protect the open internet. The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes his statement and outline of principles that echo those of public comments filed

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