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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.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Marrakesh Treaty

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing yesterday on the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559). If passed, the legislation would make available an additional 350,000 accessible books for people with print disabilities living in the United States, according to Manisha Singh, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business…

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Watch Senate hearing on Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act April 18

Watch the hearing on the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act on April 18th at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern) There was a time when I thought the Marrakesh Treaty to increase access to information for people with print disabilities would never make its way to the Senate. Marrakesh is an international treaty after all, and…

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CopyTalk: Are librarians confident assessing fair use?

Please join us on April 5th for “Assessing Librarians’ Confidence and Comprehension in Explaining Fair Use Following an Expert Workshop” presented by Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian at the University of Illinois. Sara will discuss her study to measure both academic librarian confidence and comprehension of fair use. The results, though…

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Marrakesh Treaty Closer to Reality with Senate bill introduced today

This post originally appeared in American Libraries’ blog The Scoop. On March 15, the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559) was introduced in the US Senate, nudging the United States further toward adoption of the Marrakesh Treaty. The international copyright treaty provides a copyright exception—the first ever in an international…

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