I submitted comments on behalf of the Boston Library Consortium today to the Copyright Office in its “Notice of Inquiry on Mass Digitization“, and the Copyright Office’s proposal of an Extended Collective Licensing regime.
Thanks to Terry Burton, Ryan Maloney, Charlotte Roh, and Jeremy Smith, for helpful editing; to Robert Cox (UMass Amherst) and Christian Dupont (Boston College) for supplying project details; and to Susan Stearns for leading the charge for BLC to speak out on this important issue.
- Copyright Office, “Mass Digitization” Policy Study, http://copyright.gov/policy/massdigitization . Additional comments submitted by:
- LIBRARIES & LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS
- Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)
- Internet Archive
- Library Copyright Alliance (LCA)
- Society of American Archivists (SAA)
- Triangle Research Library Network (UNC, Duke, NC State, NC Central University)
- ALLIED ORGANIZATIONS:
- Authors Alliance
- Creative Commons
- Public Knowledge and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (PK and EFF) (link forthcoming)
- Pam Samuelson
- All comments posted at Copyright Office website.
- Kyle Courtney, “The Copyright Office and the Orphan Works Report: Top Three Problems”, July 8, 2015.
- Dave Hansen, “Help the Copyright Office Understand How to Address Mass Digitization”, Digital Public Library of America, Sept. 25, 2015.
- Kevin Smith, “What is ‘extended’ about Extended Collective Licensing?”, Aug. 4, 2015.