The 105th Congress (1997-1998)

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LETTERS

Alan Wright President, American Law Institute
Library Community Concerns with the Current
Draft of Article 2B of the Uniform Commercial Code
October 13, 1998

Gene N. Lebrun, President,
National Conference of Commissioners on
Uniform State Laws
Library Community Concerns with the
Current Draft of Article 2B of the Uniform
Commercial Code
October 13, 1998

Carlyle C. Ring, Jr., Chair, and
Raymond T. Nimmer, Reporter
Article 2B Drafting Committee, National Conference
of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
Library Community Comments on Selected Sections of Article 2B
October 8, 1998

Honorable Orrin G. Hatch, Chairman,
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Opposition to Sections 414 and 417 of H.R. 2281
September 16, 1998

Honorable Orrin G. Hatch, Chairman,
Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and Members,
United States Senate
Opposition to Database Protection Title of Digital Millennium Copyright Act
September 10, 1998

Mr. Bruce A. Lehman, Asst. Secretary of Commerce
and Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks
Support for PTO's Plans to Expand No-fee Internet Access to Patent and Trademark Publications
August 26, 1998

All Members of the United States Senate
Serious Concerns with H.R. 2281, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998
August 24, 1998

Honorable John Warner
Support of S. 2288 at the July 29, 1998 Hearing Before the Committee on Rules and Administration
August 21, 1998

Laura J. DeMartino, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission
Interpretation of Rules and Guides for Electronic Media - Comment FTC File No. P74102
July 8, 1998

Public Access Working Group (PAWG) Meeting with
OMB Deputy Director for Management G. Edward DeSeve
Comments Regarding Permanent Public Access and Authenticity
July 2, 1998

Honorable Wendell H. Ford
IAWG Congratulations for ALA Honorary Membership 
June 28, 1998

Honorable John W. Warner, Chairman, and
Honorable Wendell H. Ford, Ranking Minority Member, 
Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
IAWG Endorsement of the "Government Publications Reform Act of 1998"
June 24, 1998

Honorable James T. Walsh, Chairman, and Members of the
Legislative Subcommittee, House Committee on Appropriations
Full Support for FY 1999 Funding for the Federal Depository Library Program
June 9, 1998

Honorable Thomas J. Bliley and Members,
House Committee on Commerce
Opposition to Key Provisions of H.R. 2281
May 29, 1998

New York State Governor George E. Pataki
Reconsideration of Decision to Veto Funding for the
"Electronic Doorway Library Services Program"
May 21, 1998

Norman R. Rogers, Investigator, and Members of the<
Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
Investigation of Nolo Press
May 21, 1998

Honorable Robert F. Bennett
and Members, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative
Support for the FY 1999 Appropriations for the Superintendent of
Documents Salaries and Expenses
May 18, 1998

All Members, U.S. House of Representatives
Opposition to H.R. 2652, the "Collections of Information Antipiracy Act"
May 11, 1998

Honorable Jacob Lew, Deputy Director, OMB
Request for a Meeting by the Public Access Working Group
May 1, 1998

New York State Senator Hugh T. Farley and Senate
Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno
Support for S. 2628-A, the "Electronic Doorway Library Services Program"
April 30, 1998

New York State Assemblyman Martin A. Luster and
Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver
Support for A. 4321-B, the "Electronic Doorway Library Services Program"
April 30, 1998

New York State Governor George E. Pataki
Support for S. 2628-A and A. 4321-B, the "Electronic Doorway Library Services Program"
April 30, 1998

Honorable Thomas D. DeLay and Honorable Richard K. Armey
Opposition to H.R. 2281
April 16, 1998 (via e-mail)

Members of the United States Senate
Co-sponsorship of the "Taxpayers' Internet Assistance Act of 1998", S. 1901
April 3, 1998

Honorable Robert F. Bennett
and Members, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative
Full FY 1999 Funding for the Library of Congress, the Law Library of Congress
and the Federal Depository Library Program
March 31, 1998

Members of the House of Representatives
Opposition to the Anti-Advocacy Provisions of H.R. 3485,
the Campaign Finance and Election Integrity Act
March 26, 1998

Honorable Christopher Shays
Access to CRS Reports
March 24, 1998

Honorable Henry J. Hyde
and Members of the House Judiciary Committee
Opposition to the "Collections of Information Antipiracy Act"
(H.R. 2652)
March 12, 1998

Honorable John W. Warner
Letter Transmitting the "Federal Information Access Act of 1998" [ PDF ]
and IAWG Issue Briefs
March 9, 1998

Honorable Henry J. Hyde
and Members of the House Judiciary Committee

Co-sponsorship of H.R. 3048, the Digital Era 
Copyright Enhancement Act
February 24, 1998

Honorable James T. Walsh and Members,
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative
Full FY 1999 Funding for the Law Library of Congress and Broader
Distribution of the Bound Congressional Record and
U.S. Congressional Serial Set to Depository Libraries
February 16, 1998

Public Printer Michael F. DiMario
1998 Nominations for the Depository Library Council
February 16, 1998

Daniel O'Mahony, Chair, Coalition on Government Information
Nominations for the 1998 James Madison Award
December 30, 1997

Honorable John W. Warner
Letter Transmitting the Revised "Federal Information Access Act of 1997" [ PDF ]
December 19, 1997

Honorable Herbert H. Bateman
Digital Era Copyright Enhancement Act (H.R. 3048) 
December 15, 1997

Honorable Charles S. Robb
Digital Copyright Clarification and Technology Act (S. 1146)
December 15, 1997

An Open Letter to the Library Community
Co-sponsors Needed for S. 1146 and H.R. 3048
December 5, 1997

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Brief for Amici Curiae in HYPERLAW, INC. v. WEST PUBLISHING COMPANY
November 26, 1997

Digitial Future Coalition Press Release [ no longer available online - 6/99 ]
DFC Strongly Supports Comprehensive New Internet Copyright
Bill; Reps. Rick Boucher and Tom Campbell Commended for Their
Leadership and Vision
November 14, 1997

DFC Letter to the Honorable Howard Coble and Members,
House Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property 

H.R. 2652, Collections of Information Antipiracy Act
October 30, 1997

Honorable John W. Warner
Library Association Concerns with Latest Title 44 Draft Bill
October 17, 1997

Honorable Henry J. Hyde,
and Members of the House Judiciary Committee 

Technical Amendment to H.R. 2265, No Electronic Theft Act
October 3, 1997

DFC Letter to the Honorable Howard Coble
Testimony regarding H.R. 2281
September 24, 1997

Honorable John Ashcroft
Digital Copyright Clarification and Technology Act of 1997
September 19, 1997

Honorable Ted Stevens
H.R. 2209, Legislative Branch Appropriations for FY98
September 15, 1997

Honorable James T. Walsh
H.R. 2209, Legislative Branch Appropriations for FY98
September 15, 1997

DFC Letter to Carlyle C. Ring, Jr.
The McManis Motion
September 12, 1997

DFC Press Release
DFC Coalition praises Senator Ashcroft for introducing
balanced copyright legislation
September 3, 1997

Honorable Howard Coble
H.R. 2281, the WIPO Copyright and Performances and
Phonograms Treaty Implementation Act of 1997
August 4, 1997

Statement of the Digital Future Coalition Regarding
W.I.P.O. Implementing Legislation

August, 1997

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Amicus in Support of Ross E. Mitchell
July, 1997

Honorable John Warner
Letter of Appreciation
July 30, 1997

Mr. Ira C. Magaziner
WIPO Treaties Implementing Legislation
July 24, 1997

Honorable John Warner
Appreciation for Commitment to Public Access
June 20, 1997

Honorable Robert F. Bennett
Support for FY 1998 budget request for the Superintendent of Documents Salaries and Expenses appropriation
June 12, 1997

Honorable Robert F. Bennett
Support The FY 1998 Budget Request for The Library Of Congress
June 12, 1997

Honorable John Warner
Draft Bill To Amend Chapter 19 Of U.S.C. Title 44
June 9, 1997

Federal Communications Commission
Reply Comments Of The Internet User Coalition - [ no longer available online - 6/99] 
April 23, 1997

Professor Raymond Nimmer
Proposed Article 2B of the Uniform Commercial Code
March 27, 1997

Members, Illinois House of Representatives 
House Bill 245
March 17, 1997

Appellate Court and Circuit Administration Division
(Cover Letter)
 and
The Committee on Automation and Technology of the Judicial Conference of the United States
(Written Comments) 

ABA Citation Resolution
March 12, 1997

Honorable Judge Paul L. Friedman 
Proposed Merger of West Publishing with Thomson Corporation
February 21, 1997

AALL President Frank G. Houdek
Listserv transmittal statement accompanying the letter to
the Honorable Judge Paul L. Friedman
February 21, 1997

Francis J. Buckley, Jr.
Nomination of NOCALL/SCALL for the 1997 Madison Award
February 14, 1997

Mr. Ira C. Magaziner
(from the digital future coalition)

Comments on "Framework for Global Electronic Commerce"
January 31, 1997

Mr. Ira C. Magaziner
Comment on the "Framework for Global Electronic Commerce."
January 30, 1997

Vice President Albert Gore
Release of Public Domain Content of JURIS
January 14, 1997

Honorable William M. Thomas
Comments on H.R. 4280 and the Contributions of Law Libraries to the
Federal Depository Library Program
January 10, 1998

Honorable John Warner
Publication of Hearings on "Public Access to Government Information
in the 21st Century"
January 3, 1997

Washington Post Editors
Maryland General Assembly Homepage
January 3, 1997


LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY UPDATES

AALL Spectrum

Articles reprinted here are from AALL Spectrum. Articles copyright 1997-1998.
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ACTION ALERTS

Urge Your Senators to Co-Sponsor S. 2288 and to Vote for Its Passage 
September 29, 1998

Quorum and Support Needed for S.2288
September 28, 1998

Action Needed for HR 2281/S. 2037
September 25, 1998

Senate Cosponsors Needed for S. 2288 
September 3, 1998

URGENT DFC ACTION ALERT--H.R. 2281, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 
August 28, 1998

AALL URGENT ACTION ALERT-- S. 2288 
July 31, 1998

AALL URGENT ACTION ALERT--H.R. 2281
June 9, 1998

Call your Reps TODAY! Floor vote on H.R. 2652, the "Collection of Information Antipiracy Act"
May 1998

Join AALL President Judy Meadow's Lead On Postcard Campaign!
March 1998

AALL President Judy Meadows Urges All Members To Seek Co-Sponsors For Digital Copyright Bills
January 1998

BRIEFS

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
November 26, 1997
Brief for Amici Curiae in HYPERLAW, INC. v. WEST PUBLISHING COMPANY

TESTIMONY

July 29, 1998 Before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, Testimony Regarding S.2288 The Wendell H. Ford Government Publications Reform Act of 1998

June 5, 1998 Before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer Affairs, House Committee on Commerce, Testimony Regarding Implementation of the December 1996 WIPO Copyright and Phonograms Treaties

February 12, 1998 Before the Subcommittee on Legislative, House Committee on Appropriations on the FY 1999 Appropriations for the Library of Congress

February 12, 1998 Subcommittee on Legislative House Committee on Appropriations on the FY 1999 Appropriations for the Government Printing Office

September 17, 1997 Before The House Of Representatives Subcommittee on Courts And Intellectual Property on Comprehensive Implementation of the December 1996 WIPO Copyright And Phonograms Treaties

September 16, 1997 Before The House Of Representatives Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property on Service Provider Liability by Library, Educational, and Scholarly Associations

September 4, 1997 Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary The Copyright Infringement Liability of Online and Internet Service Providers

May 8, 1997 Before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration On Proposed Revisions to Title 44 of the United States Code

May 8, 1997 Before the House Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology Committee on Government Reform and Oversight on the Government Printing Office and Executive Branch Information Dissemination

April 3, 1997 Before the Committee on Automation and Technology of the Judicial Conference of the United States

February 12, 1997 Before the Subcommittee on Legislative, House Committee on Appropriations on the FY 1998 Appropriations for the Library of Congress

February 12, 1997 Subcommittee on Legislative House Committee on Appropriations on the FY 1998 Appropriations for the Government Printing Office


SPEAKING OUT

Washington DC, October 12, 1998

ONLINE WORLD 1998
"The Library Perspective: Ensuring the Right of Future Generations to Access Today's Government Cyber-Jello"

by Mary Alice Baish

Washington DC, September 23, 1998

Federal Publishers Committee, "The Wendell H. Ford Government Publications Reform Act of 1998--A Dream or a Nightmare?: The Library Perspective"
by Mary Alice Baish

Washington DC, June 24, 1998

Annual Meeting of the Association of College and Research Libraries: "Where Were You When the World Shifted? Legislative Advocacy in a Time of Momentous Change"
by Robert L. Oakley

Carbondale, IL, April 24, 1998

First Library Affairs Symposium on Information Issues: "From Free Public Libraries to Pay Per View: Copyright and Access to Information in the Digital Age"
by Robert L. Oakley

Washington DC, Library of Congress, March 19, 1998

15th Annual FLICC Forum on Federal Information Policies Case Study in Reinvention-- Reforming Government Publishing "The Library Community Perspective"
by Mary Alice Baish

Chapel Hill, NC, March 5, 1998

Seventh North Carolina Serials Conference. Electronic Government Information: Nailing Cyber-Jell-O to the Wall
by Mary Alice Baish

Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries, October 16, 1997

Some Preliminary Comments on a New Issue for the Library Community
by Robert L. Oakley

Updates from AALL Annual Meetings

Baltimore, MD., July 22, 1997

Robert L. Oakley,
Citation Reform, Copyright, and Licensing

Special Program:
A Sea Change in Access to Federal Government Information:
Revising Title 44 and the Role of the Government Printing Office

INTERNATIONAL

Statement of the Digital Future Coalition Regarding
W.I.P.O. Implementing Legislation

August, 1997

Mr. Ira C. Magaziner
(from the digital future coalition)

Comments on "Framework for Global Electronic Commerce"
January 31, 1997

Mr. Ira C. Magaziner
Comment on the "Framework for Global Electronic Commerce."
January 30, 1997