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Library groups vocal on protecting net neutrality

This week, businesses, information providers and civil liberties groups decried the federal court ruling to strike down net neutrality, the principle that prohibited internet service providers from blocking web traffic, giving preferential treatment to certain Internet services or applications, and

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Library Copyright Alliance Submits Comments on Orphan Works

On Monday, January 14, 2013, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) (whose members are the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries and Association of College and Research Libraries) filed comments (pdf) with the U.S. Copyright Office in response to their

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Library Copyright Alliance Touts Copyright Exceptions at International Assembly

For the last four years, advancement towards more flexible copyright law continues in earnest at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s 24th Copyright and Related Rights Standing Committee session (SCCR), which started on July 16, 2012, and will continue through July

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U.S. Copyright Office Approves Fix for Sound Recordings

The United States Copyright Office has recommended that pre-1972 sound recordings should be protected by federal copyright law in its Report on Federal Copyright Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings.  Currently, these older sound recordings are protected by state laws under

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Posted in Copyright, Washington Office News

Topic du jour? Access!

Things are heating up in Washington – and we’re not just talking about the temperature!  Access is the topic du jour this week!  Much is happening on a number of fronts – from Congress to the U.S. Copyright Office to

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