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Library associations testify on access to copyrighted works for the blind

Carrie Russell from the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy testified Monday at a hearing called by the U.S. Copyright Office (Copyright Office) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the topic of copyright exceptions for the blind or other persons with disabilities. The purpose of…

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ALA, ACRL, ARL File Comments to Copyright Office in Support of Access for Visually Impaired Readers

The American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) jointly submitted comments to the U.S. Copyright Office today on the topic of facilitating access to copyrighted works for the blind or persons with other disabilities.  The library associations believe…