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Section 1201 Study: Exemptions to the Prohibition Against Circumvention of Technological Measures That Control Access to Copyrighted Works

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums,Science/Technology

http://copyright.gov/fedreg/2015/80fr81369.pdf

The triennial rulemaking process which allows for consideration of proposals to grant additional exceptions to the prohibition against circumventing access controls to protect copyrighted works. From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress

 

Section 512 Study: DMCA Safe Harbor Provisions

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums,Science/Technology

http://copyright.gov/fedreg/2015/80fr81862.pdf

Notice in the Federal Register for public comments on the impact and effectiveness of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act safe harbor (limitations on copyright infringement liability) provisions. Consideration will be given to the costs and burdens of the notice and take-down process on large- and small-scale copyright owners, online service providers, and the general public. From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress

 

2015 National Film Registry

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2015/15-216.html?loclr=ealn

Agency press release with titles of the latest 25 films to be added to the National Film Registry for 2015. Selections include Ghostbusters, Top Gun, and Being There. From the Library of Congress

 

Enrollment and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2014; and Financial Statistics and Academic Libraries, Fiscal Year 2014: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Libraries/Museums,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016005.pdf

Provides a sample of information on enrollment, finances, employees, and libraries for colleges and universities from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The library section covers collections, expenditures, and services. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Librarian of Congress Succession Modernization Act of 2015

Categories: Govt Personnel,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/2162/text?q={%22search%22%3A[%22\%22s2162\%22%22]}&resultIndex=1

Includes text and all actions of Senate bill 2162 signed into law by President Obama on 11/5/15 (PL 114-86) which changes the Librarian of Congress position from a lifetime appointment to a 10 year term. Responds to complaints about management at LC during Billington’s long tenure as head. From Congress.gov

 

Authors Guild et al v. Google

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/a1cba52f-2cf4-4551-9771-99d6c44bac00/1/doc/13-4829_opn.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/a1cba52f-2cf4-4551-9771-99d6c44bac00/1/hilite/

Decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2d Circuit that the digitizing of millions of books by Google to create an online library is transformative and not a violation of the concept of fair use. From Justia

 

Librarian Appoints Bernard A. Barton Jr. Chief Information Officer

Categories: Govt Personnel,Libraries/Museums

http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2015/15-155.html

Press release which announces the name of the new senior leader for information technology at the Library of Congress, which has been criticized for failing to keep up with changing IT standards. From the Library of Congress

 

Baseball Resources at the Library of Congress

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Libraries/Museums

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/baseball/

A guide to baseball-related resources available online at the library’s website and in its physical collections.  Includes information about other baseball websites and a bibliography of print resources for all ages.  From the Library of Congress

 

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