LCA Releases Issue Brief by Jonathan Band on Impact of Kirtsaeng v. Wiley Decision on Libraries (Apr. 2, '13)
Library Copyright Alliance Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley—Total Victory for Libraries and Their Users (March 19, '13)
ARL Commends Obama Administration for Historic Action Opening up Access to Federally Funded Research (Feb. 22, '13)
LCA Releases First Sale Fast Facts for Libraries (Jan. 18, '13)
ARL Joins Organizations on Importance of Federal R&D and Sequester Impact (Dec. 7, '12)
ARL Applauds Judiciary Committee Action to Reform Privacy Laws (Nov. 30, '12)
The #Librarianscode of Fair Use Comes to Life at UCLA, UC Berkeley, U of Florida, Texas A&M, and Yale (Nov. 26, '12)
A primary goal of the Public Policies program is to influence legislative action that is favorable to the research library and higher education communities.
To achieve this goal, the program helps ARL members keep abreast of the legislative landscape, as well as rapidly changing issues, players, regulations, and community priorities.
The program staff track the activities of state and federal legislatures as well as regulatory and government agencies in North America and abroad.
The program analyzes, responds to, and seeks to influence public initiatives on information, intellectual property, and telecommunications policies.
In addition, the program promotes funding for numerous agencies and national institutions and advances ARL members' interests on these issues.
The Public Policies program monitors Canadian information policies such as copyright and intellectual property and access to government information through the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).