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Nominations Sought for L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award

The American Library Association seeks nominations for the L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award: In Support of Users’ Rights. Ray Patterson was a foremost legal thinker, writer, and practitioner who championed users’ rights. He was a pioneer who drew attention to the restrictive nature of aggressive enforcement, new interpretations, and unnecessary…

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Study Shows Fair Use, Libraries to be Economic Boon

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON – Today, the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) released a report concluding that fair use and other copyright exemptions that libraries utilize are a major contributor to economic growth in the United States. Long a central issue for libraries, fair use allows for the lawful usage…

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Copyright Video: ‘A Fair(y) Use Tale’

This blog entry is intended for membership educational purposes and does not necessarily reflect the policy positions of the American Library Association. Eric Faden of Bucknell University compiled a entertaining video about copyright. Entitled ‘A Fair(y) Use Tale’, the video consists of short, one-word segments from various cartoon movies to…

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Registration now open for ALA, NILRC national teleconference, Webcast on copyright in the digital age

PRESS RELEASE The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce a national teleconference and Webcast on copyright in the digital age. The program titled “Copyright in the Digital Age: An Update,” will take place on Friday, June 1, from 12 to 2 p.m. EST. “Copyright in the Digital Age:…

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