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Library Copyright Alliance: Kirtsaeng case threatens library lending

Library Copyright AllianceThe Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) filed an amicus curiae brief (PDF) earlier this week with the Supreme Court of the United States in support of petitioner Supap Kirtsaeng in the case Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons. The Alliance is comprised of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

Wiley, a publisher of textbooks, claims Kirtsaeng infringed its copyrights by re-selling cheaper foreign editions of Wiley textbooks in the U.S. that his family lawfully purchased abroad. The LCA believes an adverse decision in this case could affect libraries’ right to lend books and other materials manufactured abroad.

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Library Associations Support Online Software Reseller in Vernor v. Autodesk infringement lawsuit

On Thursday, February 11, the American Library Association (ALA), the Association for College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) — the Library Associations — joined a coalition of public interest and consumer groups in urging a federal appeals court to preserve consumers’ rights and the…

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Study Shows Fair Use, Libraries to be Economic Boon

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON – Today, the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) released a report concluding that fair use and other copyright exemptions that libraries utilize are a major contributor to economic growth in the United States. Long a central issue for libraries, fair use allows for the lawful usage…

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