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Higher education, library groups release net neutrality principles

Today, higher education and library organizations representing thousands of colleges, universities, and libraries nationwide released a joint set of Net Neutrality Principles they recommend form the basis of an upcoming Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to protect the openness of the Internet. The groups believe network neutrality protections are essential…

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Library groups vocal on protecting net neutrality

This week, businesses, information providers and civil liberties groups decried the federal court ruling to strike down net neutrality, the principle that prohibited internet service providers from blocking web traffic, giving preferential treatment to certain Internet services or applications, and steering users away from certain web sites based on their…

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Library Copyright Alliance Submits Comments on Orphan Works

On Monday, January 14, 2013, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) (whose members are the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries and Association of College and Research Libraries) filed comments (pdf) with the U.S. Copyright Office in response to their October 22, 2012, Notice of Inquiry about the current state…

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Library Copyright Alliance Touts Copyright Exceptions at International Assembly

For the last four years, advancement towards more flexible copyright law continues in earnest at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s 24th Copyright and Related Rights Standing Committee session (SCCR), which started on July 16, 2012, and will continue through July 25, 2012, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA),…

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