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New amicus briefs on old copyright cases

The American Library Association (ALA), as a member of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), joined amicus briefs on Monday in support of two landmark copyright cases on appeal. The first (pdf) is the Georgia State University (GSU) case—yes, that one— arguing that GSU’s e-reserves service is a fair use. The…


ALA urges Senators to probe Sessions on privacy

ALA, together with a baker’s dozen of allied organizations, has written to the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the eve of its hearings on the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to serve as the nation’s next Attorney General. Detailing concerns about Sen. Sessions’ record on a host…


CopyTalk webinar on copyright court rulings now available

If you missed the September 3rd webinar “Copyright Court Cases,” with Corynne McSherry, legal director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) you can now access it in our CopyTalk archive. Mark your calendars! OITP’s Copyright Education Subcommittee sponsors CopyTalk on the first Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm (Eastern).…

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ALA secures activism leaders for Washington Update session

For decades, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Library Association (ALA) have stood shoulder to shoulder on the front lines of the fight for privacy online, at the library and in many other spheres of our daily lives. Standing in for EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn, the award-winning…

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Expert to discuss copyright trends at the 2015 ALA Conference

It’s been an exciting year in copyright law, with important precedents set on fair use and mass digitization, search engines, and what is protected by copyright. Join copyright leaders at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference session “Copyright Litigation: The Year in Review (and What’s Coming Next).” The…

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