Libraries, Democracy, and the First Amendment

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We’re all familiar with the first amendment. We’re often reminded of its existence whenever someone spouts off an unpopular statement or when a government official tries to censor someone or something. First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. So what’s … Read More

Library & Information Science News – Public Access

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  La comunidad de CC lanza consulta acerca de la estrategia del movimiento Hoy, la comunidad de Creative Commons está abriendo el proceso de consulta sobre el borrador de su estrategia para apoyar un movimiento global fuerte y en crecimiento. La propuesta es parte de un proceso liderado por la propia comunidad que comenzó en la Cumbre Global en Seúl, Corea del Sur, … Source: Creative CommonsPublished on 2017-01-25By Ryan Merkley WHO Director Candidates Down To Three, Europe Drops In … Read More

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  CBS, Paramount Settle Lawsuit Over ‘Star Trek’ Fan Film; Hollywood Reporter, 1/20/17 Eriq Gardner, Hollywood Reporter; CBS, Paramount Settle Lawsuit Over ‘Star Trek’ Fan Film“Stand down from battle stations. Star Trek rights holders CBS and Paramount have seen the logic of settling a copyright suit against Alec Peters, who solicited money on crowdfunding sites and hired professionals to make a YouTube short and a script of a … Source: Intellectual Property and “Open” Movements BlogPublished on 2017-01-20By James ‘Kip’ Currier, PhD, JD Article: Exploring … Read More

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  Achieving SDG Health Targets Using ‘The Vital Role Of Law’ Effective laws, including those around intellectual property rights, and an enabling legal environment, are as essential to a healthy society as clean water, a group made up of a representative of the World Health Organization, academics and a legal expert for a civil society group, have asserted while launching a … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-01-18By Peter Kenny CIA’s CREST declassified database is now online. Thanks MuckRock and … Read More

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  Library of Congress and U.S. Copyright Office Roundup; Information Today, 1/10/17 Corilee Christou, Information Today; Library of Congress and U.S. Copyright Office Roundup“Copyright Office StrugglesThe overall picture at the LC certainly seems rosy. However, the U.S. Copyright Office is a different story. The office, led by then Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante, was attempting to fix its problems in 2016, but with … Source: Intellectual Property and “Open” Movements BlogPublished on 2017-01-14By James ‘Kip’ Currier, PhD, JD Librarian of Congress … Read More

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