PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY UPDATES
Please join the Unite Against Book Bans if you haven't yet done so. It is easy to do. Tell your friends!
White House Update: FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Announces Operational Plan for COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children Under 5. References the ALA initiative.
ALA is a premier partner for National Voter Registration Day.
New paper on the creation of a Digital Equity Foundation from the Airwaves for Equity coalition, of which ALA is a founding partner.
Ron Charles of the Washington Post's Book Club opines on the library digital book issue.
ALA is part of an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on Warhol v. Goldsmith regarding fair use
ALA is part of an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appears for the D.C. Circuit on Valancourt Books v. Merrick Garland regarding the deposit system at the Library of Congress.
As part of the Library Copyright Alliance, ALA submits comments to the U.S. Copyright Office Notice of Inquiry concerning standard technical measures and section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA).
On the U.S. Copyright Office Publishers Protection Report: "a link tax or other ancillary copyright protections are not necessary, effective or constitutional." ALA is a founding member of the Re:Create Copyright Coalition
NEWS, ARTICLES, RESOURCES
A ReadersFirst Position Paper: "Elending Legislation"
Some librarians and library users may have an interest too... (Reuters: Fed judiciary says yes to free PACER searches.)
Alan S. Inouye, Ph.D.
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