January 18, 2022

Association For Research Libraries (ARL) Publishes “Advocacy and Public Policy Update, January 2019”

From ARL:

2019-01-16_09-57-53The latest Advocacy and Public Policy Update (PDF), by Prudence S. Adler and Krista L. Cox of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), covers key issues of interest to the research library community in Canada and in the US from September 14, 2018, through January 15, 2019.

This issue includes the following:

Copyright and Intellectual Property Issues

  • Public Domain Day 2019
  • Second Circuit Court Rules against Digital First Sale in Capitol Records v. ReDigi
  • Eleventh Circuit Court Rules Georgia’s Annotated State Laws Not Copyrightable
  • Eleventh Circuit Court Reverses, Remands Georgia State University E-Reserves Case Again
  • Library Copyright Alliance Comments on Noncommercial Uses of Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

Net Neutrality Update

International Issues

  • NAFTA Renegotiation Results in US-Mexico-Canada Agreement
  • Marrakesh Treaty Updates

US Legislation and Agencies

  • US Appropriations Update
  • Museum and Library Services Act of 2018 Becomes Law
  • Geospatial Data Act Signed into Law
  • Government Publishing Office Update
  • Open Government Data Act Signed into Law
  • ARL Comments on Consumer Privacy in Response to National Telecommunications and Information Administration

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