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Applications open for Oakley Memorial Scholarship

In recognition of his life accomplishments and contributions, the American Library Association (ALA) and the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) have established the Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship to support research and advanced study for librarians in their early-to-mid-careers who are interested and/or active in the fields that Robert Oakley was expert in, namely:…

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Now accepting Patterson copyright award nominations

The nomination period is open for the L. Ray Patterson Award, an American Library Association-sponsored honor that recognizes particular individuals or groups who “embody the spirit of the U.S. Copyright law as voiced by the framers of our Constitution: to advance the knowledge of science and useful arts.” Nominations will be…

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Next CopyTalk on copyright first responders

Please join us for our next CopyTalk on April 6 with Kyle K. Courtney, Copyright Advisor at Harvard University, who will discuss his innovative copyright service model. Kyle Courtney of Harvard University’s Office for Scholarly Communication describes how library patrons, faculty, students and staff need more guidance than ever on…

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Changes to copyright liability calculus counterproductive

ALA – as part of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) – submitted a second round of comments in the Copyright Office’s study on the effectiveness of the notice and takedown provisions of Section 512. In its comments, LCA argues that the effectiveness of federal policies to improve access to information and…

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New amicus briefs on old copyright cases

The American Library Association (ALA), as a member of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), joined amicus briefs on Monday in support of two landmark copyright cases on appeal. The first (pdf) is the Georgia State University (GSU) case—yes, that one— arguing that GSU’s e-reserves service is a fair use. The…

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