The Copyright Office is poised to issue a total rewrite of Section 108 of the Copyright Act, which protects library and archives’ copying for preservation and research. Libraries and archives have said they do not want this, but the Office seems to be determined to do it. So, a group of Deans and Directors of Virginia university libraries has sent a letter to House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) to ensure he realizes the controversy and context that surrounds the Office’s proposed changes. If you are a concerned library or librarian, consider writing your representative, especially if they sit on the Judiciary Committee.
Read The Letter
Direct to Letter Sent to House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
2 pages; PDF.
The Letter is Signed by:
- Carrie Lynn Cooper, Dean of University Libraries
College of William & Mary
- John E. Ulmschneider, University Librarian
Virginia Commonwealth University
- John M. Unsworth, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries
University of Virginia
- John Zenelis, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian
George Mason University Libraries
- Tyler Walters, Dean of University Libraries
See Also: U.S. Copyright Office Publishes “Draft Revision of the Library and Archives Exceptions in U.S. Copyright Law” (Section 108)
June 6, 2015. Includes embed of draft.
See Also: U.S. House Judiciary Committee Web Site