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It must be “FCC month” at the ALA

Well, yes, almost any month could be “FCC month” with the number of proceedings that affect libraries and our communities, but September has been particularly busy. Monday we entered the next round of E-rate activity with comments in response to the Federal Communication Commission’s Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (emphasis…

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FASTR is the new FRPAA

On February 14, 2013 the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) was introduced in both the House and Senate — Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and cosponsor Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Senate bill, S. 350  and Rep. Michael Doyle (D-PA) and cosponsors Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)…

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Wiretap Bill Passes

Today, the Senate passed the re-authorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Act (FAA), a bill that gives the National Security Agency power to monitor the international phone calls and emails of Americans. The American Library Association asked library supporters to contact their legislators to advocate for amendments that…

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