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Author: Carrie Russell

Carrie Russell is the director of the Program on Public Access to Information in the Washington Office. Her portfolio includes copyright, international copyright, accessibility, e-books, and other public policy issues. She has an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MA in media arts from the University of Arizona.

Senior services at St. Louis County Library

To close out May as Senior Citizen month, we are highlighting a library that provides digital literacy training for older (and younger) adults. We know that older adults have been slower to adopt digital technology. Some do not realize how using the web, email, or social media might be helpful…

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Library Copyright Alliance applauds new ACCESS to Recordings Act

The Library Copyright Alliance – consisting of the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries – applauds today’s introduction of the Accessibility for Curators, Creators, Educators, Scholars, and Society Recordings Act (“ACCESS to Recordings Act”) by Senator Ron Wyden. The bill…

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Another big step toward Marrakesh Treaty ratification

Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted unanimously to send the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S.2559) to the full Senate for a vote. If passed by two-thirds of the Senate, the legislation will go to the President for final signature. For more than ten years, associations representing the print disabled,…

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Archived CopyTalk webinar now available

If you missed the May 3 webinar on the Creative Commons Certificate Program, you can now access the archived copy. Our speakers, Cable Green and Jennryn Wetzler work with the global open education community to leverage open licensing, open content, and open policies to significantly improve access to quality, affordable,…

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Arguments supporting preservation ignored

At Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Music Modernization Act (S.2344) otherwise engaged Senators were not interested in preservation concerns brought to their attention by Meredith Rose from Public Knowledge (PK). In addition to PK, Meredith spoke on behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), the Music Library Association (MLA),…

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