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Congressional Testimony

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The American Association of Law Libraries, the Medical Library Association, and the Special Libraries Association submit the following comments on exemptions that should be granted pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 1201 (a)(1)(C).

Our request for an exemption is specifically aimed at literary and audiovisual works, usually commercially-produced, lawfully-acquired DVDs, when circumvention is used to make compilations of brief portions of the works for educational use by faculty members in a classroom setting.

Specifically, we request that the exemption granted to faculty in media and film studies programs after the 2006 rulemaking proceeding be broadened to faculty of law and the health sciences, and that the exemption be extended to include lawfully-acquired copies from any source permitted by 17 U.S.C. § 110 (1).

ResponseComments_Skalbeck_2009_July10.pdf (265 kB)
In the Matter of Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies, Response from AALL, MLA and SLA, July 10, 2009