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Take down but don’t take away

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA)—of which ALA is a member—submitted comments (pdf) to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet regarding another hearing on copyright reform. This hearing concerned Section 512 of the copyright law (called

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What impact will the Google Book Search saga have on copyright reform?

Librarians applauded when the U.S. District Court protected Google’s searchable book database in November of last year. In the dismissal of the case, the Court called Google Book Search a fair use under the copyright law. But is the case

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Google Book Search Case Dismissed

Today marks yet another big victory for libraries in the courts. U.S. District Court Judge Denny Chin has issued a judgment in Authors Guild v. Google, ruling in favor of Google and thereby dismissing the case. At issue is whether

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Copyright Hearings Continue on Capitol Hill

The House Judiciary Committee continues to move forward with hearings addressing Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s (R-VA) call for a comprehensive review of U.S. copyright law. Within the past 10 days the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

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“Unlocking Technology,” Common Sense Legislation

Last week, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced the Unlocking Technology Act, H.R. 1892, copyright legislation that would allow consumers to circumvent digital rights management on smart phones, e-readers, DVDs, and other digital products for non-infringing purposes. As one who has

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