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US library lending is happening

The first sale exception is a popular topic these days for librarians, consumers and policy makers. It is so trendy right now that it almost outshines fair use, and that’s saying something. This is likely due to some recent events.

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Good week for libraries and copyright

This week, a federal appeals court upheld the Baltimore Ravens’ fair use of an historic logo created by Frederick Bouchat in an interesting copyright case. A few years ago, attorneys representing the Ravens contacted the ALA to ask for support

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Miracles of miracles! WIPO passes the treaty for the blind!

In an exciting turnaround, last night the World Intellectual Property Assembly (WIPO) made history by passing the “Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired and Persons with Print Disabilities (the “Treaty for the Blind”). Print disabled people and supporters of

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Library of Congress Union Support Treaty for the Blind

The Capital Area Council of Federal Employees, Council 26 of the American Federation of State Municipal and Federal Employees has sent a letter to the U.S. delegation to WIPO in support for the “treaty for the blind.” This union includes

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Who opposes reading for the blind, and why they might win

Sign the petition to support blind reading rights today! The background: ALA has been working with associations like the National Federation of the Blind and the World Blind Union to pass the Treaty of Limitations and Exceptions for Visually Impaired

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