The 106th Congress (1999-2000)

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LETTERS

Mr. John Podesta, Chief of Staff, The White House
Opposition to Section 303 of H.R. 4392, "Prohibition on Unauthorized Disclosure of Classified Information
October 30, 2000

New Digital Copyright Rules seen as a defeat for Library Users and the American Public
October 26, 2000

Press Release by DFC
DFC Announces Support of MP3 Bill
October 3, 2000

Secretary, Federal Trade Commission
Library Concerns Regarding the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA), including Warranty Protection
September 11, 2000

U.S. Copyright Office [PDF]
Joint Library Community Reply Comments re: Report to Congress Pursuant to Section 104 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
September 5, 2000

U.S. Copyright Office [PDF]
Joint Library Community Comments re: Report to Congress Pursuant to Section 104 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
August 4, 2000

U.S. Copyright Office [PDF]
Joint Library Community Final Comments re: Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems
June 23, 2000

Honorable Dianne Feinstein, United States Senate
On behalf of NOCALL, SANDALL and SCALL Support for FY 2001 Funding for the Federal Deposiotry Library Program
June 26, 2000

Mr. Albert Burstein, Chairman,
New Jersey Law Revision Commission
Support for the Proposed Library Exclusion to the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA)
June 14, 2000

Mr. John Podesta, Chief of Staff, The White House
Concerns Regarding Exemptions from the Freedom of Information Act 
June 6, 2000

All Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
Support for the Full FY 2001 Funding Request for the Federal Depository Libray Program
May 31, 2000

Letter to the Editor,
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Regarding "Music Educators Put Recordings Online, Warily"
May 30, 2000

Honorable David R. Obey, Ranking Member,
House Committee on Appropriations
Support for Full FY 2001 Funding for the Federal Depository Library Program
May 16, 2000

Honorable Ted Stevens, Chair, and Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee
Support for the Full FY 2001 Funding Request for the Federal Depository Library Program
May 16, 2000

Honorable C.W. Bill Young, Chair, and
Honorable David R. Obey, Ranking Member,
House Committee on Appropriations Support for the FY 2001 Funding Requests of the Law Library of Congress and the Federal Depository Library Program
May 8, 2000

Linda W. Cropp, Council of the District of Columbia
4cite Concerns with the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA)
May 5, 2000

Mr. Albert Burstein, Chairman,
New Jersey Law Revision Commission
Opposition to the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act
April 20, 2000

Honorable John Warner, Chairman,
Senate Armed Services Committee

Defense Authorization Act for FY 2001 Proposed Section 903
April 18, 2000

Joseph S. Alen, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.

Marketing of CCC's Annual Authorization Service to Law Firms
April 4, 2000

U.S. Copyright Office [PDF]
Joint Library Community Reply Comments re: Exemption to
Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems
For Access Control Technologies [PDF file]
March 31, 2000

National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
Supplemental Comments on the Proposed NTIS Closure and Transfer
March 6, 2000

Honorable Robert F. Bennett, Chairman, Subcommittee on
Legislative Branch, Senate Committee on Appropriations

Support for the FY 2001 Funding Request of the Law Library of Congress
February 28, 2000

Mr. Woody Horton, National Commission
on Libraries and Information Science
 Proposed Closure of the National Technical Information Service
February 24, 2000

U.S. Copyright Office [PDF]
Joint Library Community Comments re: Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems For Access Control Technologies [PDF]
February 17, 2000

Michael F. DiMario, Public Printer,U.S. Government Printing Office
Nomination of Ms. Charlene Cain to the Depository Library Council
February 10, 2000

All Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
Opposition to H.R. 354, the "Collections of Information Antipiracy Act"
February 8, 2000

The Honorable Alan A. Diamonstein and
The Honorable Joe T. May, Co-chairs, JCOTS Advisory Committee #5

Opposition to the proposed Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA)
January 4, 2000

The Honorable Alan A. Diamonstein and
The Honorable Joe T. May, Co-chairs, JCOTS Advisory Committee #5

Opposition to the proposed Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA)
January 4, 2000

The Honorable Robert L. Schuler, Chairman,
and Members, Committee on Local Government and Townships, Ohio House of Representatives

Support for H.B. No. 440 to Increase Funding for County Law Libraries
November 23, 1999

The Honorable Richard Armey, Majority Leader,
U.S. House of Representatives

Opposition to H.R. 354, the "Collections of Information Antipiracy Act"
November 16, 1999

Members, Senate Judiciary Committee
Need for Legislation to Update Distance Education for the Digital Environment
November 1, 1999

The Honorable David Dreier, Chairman,
House Committee on Rules

Opposition to H.R. 354, the Collections of Information Antipiracy Act of 1999
October 12, 1999

Honorable Judd Gregg and Senate Conference Committee
Members on S. 1217/H.R.2670

Support for Full FY 2000 Funding for the State Justice Institute
October 5, 1999

Honorable Harold Rogers and House Conference Committee
Members on H.R. 2670/S. 1217

Support for Full FY 2000 Funding for the State Justice Institute
October 5, 1999

Members, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives,
Opposition to Anti-Right-to-Know Language in S. 1596, the VA, HUD and Independent Agencies Appropriations for FY2000
October 4, 1999

Honorable Kenneth R. Plum, Chair,
Virginia Joint Commission on Science and Technology

DFC Concerns Regarding the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA)
September 20, 1999

Chairman Tom Bliley and Members, House Committee on Commerce
AALL support for H.R. 1858, the Consumer and Investor Access to Information Act of 1999
August 4, 1999

Chairman Tom Bliley and Members, House Committee on Commerce
Coalition Letter of Support for H.R. 1858, the Consumer and Investor Access to Information Act of 1999
August 4, 1999

Honorable W.J. "Billy" Tauzin, Chairman, and Members, Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer Protection, House Committee on Commerce
Support for AALL Amendment Excluding Primary Legal Materials from H.R. 1858
July 27, 1999

Gene N. Lebrun
Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA)
July 12, 1999

Gene N. Lebrun, President, National Conference of
SCommissioners on Uniform State Laws

DFC Concerns Regarding the Uniform Computer Information
Transactions Act (UCITA)
June 23, 1999

Chairman W.J. "Billy" Tauzin and Members, Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer Protection, House Committee on Commerce
Support for AALL Amendment to H.R. 1858, the "Consumer and Investor Access to Information Act of 1999 June 11, 1999

The Honorable William Jefferson Clinton
Nomination from the Library Community for New Director of the Institute of Museum and Libraries Services
June 7, 1999

The Honorable George W. Bush
Support for County Law Libraries in Texas (H.B. 1477)
May 24, 1999

Secretary, Federal Trade Commission
Comment Concerning the Guides for the Law Book Industry
May 14, 1999

Honorable Rodney G. Ellis, Chair, and Members, Senate Committee on Jurisprudence
Support for County Law Libraries in Texas (H.B. 1477)
May 7, 1999

Members, United States Senate
Oppose Efforts to Roll Back the Public's Right to Know
May 7, 1999

U.S. Copyright Office
Reply Comments of Library Associations on the Comments on Notice to Libraries and Archives
April 1, 1999

Honorable Howard Coble, Chair, House Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property
Joint Library Comments on the Administration's Testimony regarding H.R. 354, the Collections of Information Antipiracy Act
April 1, 1999

Honorable Robert F. Bennett, Chairman, and Members, of the Senate Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Appropriations 
Full FY 2000 Appropriations for the Law Library of Congress
March 30, 1999

Honorable Yvonne Davis, Chair, and Members, Texas House Committee on Local & Consent Calendars 
Support for H.B. 1477
March 22, 1999

Speaker of the House James E. "Pete" Laney, Texas House of Representatives 
Support for H.B. 1477
March 22, 1999

Honorable Senfronia Thompson, Chair, and Members, House Committee on Judicial Affairs
Support for County Law Libraries in Texas (H.B. 1477)
March 15, 1999

Honorable Thomas Bliley and Members, House Committee on Commerce
Reply Letter re Opposition to New FOIA Exemption for EPA's Worst Case Scenarios Data )
March 5, 1999

U.S. Copyright Office
Joint Library Community Reply Comments
re: Promotion of Distance Education Through Digital Technologies
March 3, 1999

Mr. Michael F. DiMario, Public Printer, U.S. Government Printing Office
Nomination of Ms. Charlene Cain to the Depository Library Council
February 23, 1999

Members, U.S. Senate,
Appeal for Co-sponsors for the Congressional Openness Act, S. 393
February 17, 1999

Members, U.S. House of Representatives,
Appeal for Co-sponsors for the Congressional Research Accessibility Act, H.R. 654
February 17, 1999

U.S. Copyright Office
Joint Library Community Comments
re: Copyright Office Rulemaking Exceptions to the Sonny Bono Copyrgiht Term Extension Act
February 16, 1999

Honorable Charles H. Taylor Chairman, Subcommittee on Legislative U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations
Full FY 2000 Appropriations for the Law Library of Congress
February 10, 1999

Senator McCain and Senator Leahy,
Support for the Congressional Openness Act, S.393
February 9, 1999

Representative Christopher Shays,
Support for the Congressional Research Accessibility Act, H.R. 654
February 9, 1999

Honorable Thomas Bliley and Members, House Committee on Commerce
Opposition to New FOIA Exemption for EPA's Worst Case Scenarios Data
February 9, 1999

Ms. Shira Perlmutter Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs Office of the Registrar
AALL Participation in Study on the Promotion of Distance Education Through Digital Technologies
December 7, 1998


LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY UPDATES

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ACTION ALERTS

FDLP FY 2001 Appropriations
May 24, 2000

Letter from the Public Printer Expressing Concern with House FY 2001 Appropriations Cuts
May 11, 2000

FDLP FY 2001 Appropriations
May 11, 2000

Full FY 2001 Funding for the Law Library of Congress and the FDLP
April 2000

To LLAM Members: Urge Maryland Legislators to Oppose UCITA
March 8, 2000

Stop H.R. 354, the Collections of Information Antipiracy Act
November 1, 1999

House Appropriations Committee Zero Funded the State Justice Institute for FY 2000
October 7, 1999

Battle over Competing House Bills to Protect Databases Heats Up
October 4, 1999

Support for H.R. 1858 and the Need to Retain the Language of Sec. 104(F)
August 5, 1999

Support for our Amendment to H.R. 1858 Critical
August 2, 1999

Support for FY 2000 Appropriations for GPO 
June 2, 1999

REPORTS

Statutory Protection for Databases
and Compilations: A Resource Guide

June 2000

Issue Brief: House Database Legislation
January 2000

Revised draft: Next Generation Electronic Government
Information Access Act

July 8, 1999

A Quick Look at the Uniform Computer Information
Transactions Act (UCITA)

July 1999

AALL Washington Affairs Office Issue Brief
UNIFORM COMPUTER INFORMATION TRANSACTIONS ACT

July 1999

AALL Washington Affairs Office Issue Brief
THE NEXT GENERATION ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT 
INFORMATION ACCESS ACT OF 1999

July 1999

AALL Washington Affairs Office Issue Brief
COPYRIGHT EXEMPTION NEEDED
TO PROMOTE DISTANCE EDUCATION

July 1999

AALL Washington Affairs Office Issue Brief
THE LAW LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

July 1999

AALL Washington Affairs Office Issue Brief
HOUSE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT DATABASES

July 1999

AALL Washington Affairs Office Issue Brief
EQUAL and EQUITABLE PUBLIC ACCESS to the RULE of LAW

June 1999

AALL Washington Affairs Office Issue Brief
PUBLIC ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

July 1999

Issue Brief: EQUAL and EQUITABLE PUBLIC ACCESS
to the RULE of LAW

June 1999

Position Statement on H.R. 354, the
Collections of Information Antipiracy Act

March 1999

The Shared Legal Capability Report on Accomplishments
February 18, 1999

Primer on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act:
What the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Copyright Term
Extension Act Mean for the Library Community

by Arnold P. Lutzker, Esq., for the Shared Legal Capability (SLC)
March, 1999

TESTIMONY

Court Filings

March 17, 1999The District Court of Travis County, Texas Plaintiffs' Original Petition for Declaratory Judgment Nolo Press/Folk Law, Inc., The Texas Library Association, The American Association of Law Libraries, and others v. The Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee

Testimony

November 29, 2000 Before The U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress and The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U. S. Department of Commerce Docket No. 000522150-0287-02

June 29, 2000 Before Advisory Committee #5 of the Virginia Joint Commission on Technology and Science, Regarding the Virginia Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA)

May 2, 2000 before the the U.S. Copyright Office Library of Congress

February 3, 2000 before the Maryland General Assembly's Joint Meeting of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Economic Matters Committee

February 2, 2000 Before the Subcommittee on Legislative, House Committee on Appropriations, regarding the FY2001 Appropriations for the Law Library of Congress

February 2, 2000 Before the Subcommittee on Legislative, House Committee on Appropriations, regarding the FY2001 Appropriations for the Library of Congress

February 2, 2000 Before the Subcommittee on Legislative, House Committee on Appropriations, regarding the FY2001 Appropriations for the Government Printing Office

December 7, 1999 Before Advisory Committee #5 of the Virginia Joint Commission on Technology and Science, on the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA)

September 14, 1999 Before the Subcommittee on Technology, House Committee on Science, on the Proposed Closing of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

March 18, 1999 Before The House of Representatives Subcommittee on Courts And Intellectual Property, Committee on Judiciary, on the Collections of Information Antipiracy Act (H.R. 354)

February 10, 1999 Before the Subcommittee on Legislative House Committee on Appropriations regarding the FY2000 Appropriations for the Government Printing Office

February 10, 1999 Before the Subcommittee of Legislative House Committee on Appropriations regarding the FY2000 Appropriations for the Library of Congress

January 26, 1999 Before the U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress, Testimony during hearings on Distance Education Through Digital Technologies, Washington D.C.


SPEAKING OUT

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 17, 2000

Legislative and Regulatory Update
by Mary Alice Baish

Washington, DC, December 04, 2000

Public Hearing Comments on NCLIS
by Mary Alice Baish

Washington, DC, October 13, 1999

Annual Meeting of the Association of College and Research Libraries: UCITA--The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act: An Update
by Robert L. Oakley

Washington, DC, March 8, 1999

Annual Meeting of the Federal Libraries and Information Coordinating Committee (FLICC) Copyright 1998: Recalibrating the Balance by Robert L. Oakley

Monterey, CA, February 27, 1999

NOCALL/SCALL Joint Institute The Future of Government Information: Permanent Public Access and Dissemination
by Mary Alice Baish