The 107th Congress (2001-2002)

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LETTERS

U.S. Copyright Office [ PDF ]
Exemption of Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems For Access Control Technologies (Docket No. RM2002-4)
December 18, 2002

FAR Secretariat, General Services Administration [ PDF ]
Comments on FAR case 2002-011,
December 13, 2002

SAFEGUARDING OUR PATRONS' PRIVACY:
What Every Librarian Needs to Know About the USA PATRIOT Act & Related Anti-Terrorism Measures
Teleconference,
December 11, 2002

Federal Communications Commission [ PDF ]
Comments on the Promulgation of a Broadcast Flag Rule (MB Docket No. 02-230),
December 6, 2002

AALL-Washington Affairs Office Press Release:
AALL Applauds the Introduction of the Digital Media Consumers Rights Act of 2002 and congratulates Its Sponsors, Rep. Rick Boucher and Rep. John Doolittle
October 3, 2002

Press Release
Teleconference On Libraries and Anti-Terrorism Measures,
September 22, 2002

U.S. Department of Energy
Comments on PubSCIENCE Proposed Shutdown
September 7, 2002

AFFECT Press Release:
AFFECT Reports Increased Dissatisfaction With UCITA Within NCCUSL
August 5, 2002

The Honorable Martha Escutia, Chair, and Members of the Judiciary Committee, California Senate
Opposition to AB 2648
June 5, 2002

AALL-Washington Affairs Office Press Release:
Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioners in Eric Eldred v. John D. Ashcroft
May 21, 2002

The Honorable Richard J. Durbin, Chairman of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee, Senate Appropriations Committee
Support for the FY 2003 Budget Requests of the Government PrintingOffice
May 21, 2002

The Honorable Charles H. Taylor, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Legislative, House Committee on Appropriations
Support for the FY 2003 Budget Request of the Government Printing Office
May 7, 2002

Members of the United States Senate [PDF]
Opposition to S. 1456, the Critical Infrastructure Information Security Act of 2001
May 7, 2002

The National Center for State Courts and the Justice Management Institute
Comments on the "Model Policy on Public Access to Court Records"
April 30, 2002

Members of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee
Digital Rights Management Technology From a Library Perspective
April 30, 2002

The Honorable Charles H. Taylor, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Legislative, House Committee on Appropriations
Support for the FY 2003 Budget Request of the Library of Congress
April 24, 2002

The Honorable Richard J. Durbin, Chairman of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee, Senate Appropriations Committee
Support for the FY 2003 Budget Requests of the Library of Congress
April 24, 2002

The Honorable Patricia Wiggins, Chair, and Members of the Local Government Committee, California State Assembly
Opposition to AB 2648
April 24, 2002

The Honorable Charles H. Taylor, Chairman of the
Subcommittee on Legislative, House Committee on Appropriations

Support for the FY 2003 Budget Request of the Law Library of Congress
April 24, 2002

Mr. Michael Burke, Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Request to Provide Public Access through the Internet to The Guide to Judiciary Policies and Procedures
April 23, 2002

Honorable Richard J. Durbin, Chairman of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee,
Support for the FY 2003 Budget Requests of the Law Library of Congress
March 25, 2002

The Honorable Colin L. Powell and the Honorable John Ashcroft
Draft Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on Cyber-Crime
Feburary 6, 2002

AFFECT Statement on Proposed New Amendments to UCITA
January 2002

Dr. Lewis Bellardo, Deputy Archivist of the United States, National Archives and Records Administration
Letter Regarding Access to Archival Materials in the Context of Concern about Terrorism
January 14, 2002

Honorable Stephen Horn, Chairman, Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations, House Committee on Government Reform
Executive Order 13,233 on Further Implementation of the Presidential Records Act
November 19, 2001

Library Community Statement on
Proposed Anti-terrorism Measures

October 2, 2001

Members of the United States Congress
Library Statement on Proposed Anti-terrorism Measures
October 2, 2001

Library Community Statement on
Freedom of Speech and Access to Information
September 20, 2001

Honorable Bob Graham, Chairman, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Coalition Letter Regarding Hearing on the "Leaks" Criminalization Provision of the Intelligence Authorization Bill
September 4, 2001

Honorable Bob Graham, Chairman, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Joint Library Letter Regarding Hearing on the "Leaks" Criminalization Provision of the Intelligence Authorization Bill
August 31, 2001

The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy, Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee
Support for a National Law Librarians' Day
July 2, 2001

The Honorable Charles Taylor, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Legislative, House Committee on Appropriations
Support for the FY 2002 Budget Requests of the Government Printing Office
June 12, 2001

The Honorable Charles Taylor, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Legislative, House Committee on Appropriations
Support for the FY 2002 Budget Requests of the Law Library of Congress
June 12, 2001

The Honorable Charles Taylor, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Legislative, House Committee on Appropriations
Support for the FY 2002 Budget Requests of the Library of Congress
June 11, 2001

Chairman (designee) Timothy J. Muris, Federal Trade Commission
Privacy Coalition Proposals for the FTC
May 31, 2001

The Honorable Ernest J. Istook and Members, Members, House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Treasury Postal Service and General Government
Support for Full FY 2002 Funding for NARA
April 27, 2001

President George W. Bush and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson
Support for HIPPA Regulations on Medical Privacy
March 7, 2001

Press Release by The Privacy Coalition
Announcement of New Coalition and "The Privacy Pledge"
February 12, 2001

Michael F. DiMario, Public Printer, U.S. Government Printing Office
Nomination of Paul Arrigo to the Depository Library Council
February 9, 2001

The Honorable John McCain and the Honorable Patrick Leahy
Broad Coalition Support for S. Res. 21
February 6, 2001

The Judicial Conference of the United States, Committee on Court Administration and Case Management, Subcommittee on Privacy and Electronic Access to Court Files
Comments Regarding Policies Under Consideration to Address Privacy and Security Concerns Related to the Electronic Availability of Court Case Files
January 26, 2001

The Honorable B. Martha Gould, Chair, U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
Joint Library Comments on the draft Comprehensive Assessment of Public Information Dissemination
January 3, 2001


LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY UPDATES

AALL Spectrum

Articles reprinted here are from AALL Spectrum. Articles copyright 2001-2002. For reprinting permission contact the AALL Editor at AALL Newsletter, American Association of Law Libraries, 53 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 940, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

December 2002
Washington Brief

November 2002
Washington Brief

September 2002
Washington Brief

July 2002
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June 2002
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April 2002
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March 2002
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February 2002
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December 2001
Washington Brief

September 2001
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July 2001
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June 2001
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May 2001
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April 2001
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March 2001
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February 2001
Washington Brief


ACTION ALERTS

Comments Needed by December 13th on OMB's Proposed Amendments to the FAR That Threaten Public Access and the Federal Depository Library Program
December 4, 2002

DOE/OSTI to Eliminate PubSCIENCE
September 3, 2002

Anti-Counterfeiting Legislation & Database Legislation
August 12, 2002

OMB Memorandum M-02-07, "Procurement of Printing and Duplicating Through the Government Printing Office"
June 7, 2002

Co-Sponsors Needed Now for H.R. 4187, the "Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2002"
April 18, 2002

IMLS FY 2003 Funding
February 28, 2002

Co-Sponsors Needed for IMLS Reauthorization
February 28, 2002

Co-Sponsors Needed Now for House "Access to Presidential Records Act"
January 31, 2002

Cosponsors Needed for the E-Government Act of 2001
May 7, 2001

Sponsors Needed for S. Res. 21
February 20, 2001

REPORTS

Procurement of Printing and Duplicating
through the Government Printing Office

by Mitchell E. Daniels, JR. [PDF]
May 3, 2002

Digital Rights Management Technology
From a Library Perspective

American Library Association, American Association of Law Libraries,
Association of Research Libraries, Special Libraries Association, and 
Medical Library Association
April 2002

The Search and Seizure of Electronic Information:
The Law Before and After the USA Patriot Act [ PDF ]

Working Draft [PDF]
January 18, 2002

Copyright Office Report on the First Sale Doctrine
and Archival Copying of Computer Programs

by Arnold P. Lutzker
October 2001

Press Release: Library Associations Support
National Geographic Society's Supreme Court Appeal
August 20, 2001

Issue Brief: S. 803, The E-Government Act of 2001
July 2001

House Legislation To Protect Databases
July 2001

S. 487, The Technology, Education And Copyright Harmonization Act Of 2001
July 2001

Press Release: AALL Supports The E-Government Act of 2001
May 1, 2001

BRIEFS

Amicus Brief on Behalf of the Center for Democracy & Technology, the American Association of Law Libraries, et al
August 28, 2002

On Remand to the Third Circuit in support of Plaintiffs
in American Civil Liberties Union v. John Ashcroft [ PDF ]

Amicus Brief on behalf of the Digital Future Coalition, National Writers Union, Computer Professionals for Social
Responsibility, Center for the Public Domain, et al
May 20, 2002

In Support of Petitioners in Eric Eldred v. John D. Ashcroft [ PDF ]

Amicus Brief on behalf of the American Association of Law Libraries, American Historical Association,
American Library Association, Art Libraries Society of North America, et al

May 20, 2002

In Support of Petitioners
in Eric Eldred v. John D. Ashcroft [ PDF ]

Amicus Brief on behalf of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, ACM Committee on Computing Law and Technology,
American Association of Law Libraries, Consumer Project on Technology, Electronic Privacy Information Center,
Music Library Association, and U.S. Public Policy Committee of ACM
February 4, 2002

In Support of Motion to Dismiss in United States
of America v. Elcom LTD., a/k/a Elcomsoft Co., LTD., and Dmitry Sklyarov
 [ PDF ]

Amicus Brief on behalf of the Digital Future Coalition, American Library Association, Association of
Research Libraries, American Association of Law Libraries, Medical Library Association, and the Society of American Archivists December 20, 2001

In Support of Petition for Writ of Certiorari
in Eric Eldred v. John D. Ashcroft [ PDF ]

TESTIMONY

July 10, 2002 Before the Joint Committee on Printing on "Federal Government Printing and Public Access to Government Documents"

May 17, 2002 Public Hearing Before the Advisory Committee on the "Model Policy on Public Access to Court Records"

July 11, 2001 Before the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs on S.803 The E-Government Act of 2001


SPEAKING OUT

Washington, DC, January 13, 2001

ALA Midwinter Meeting Presentation
by Mary Alice Baish

INTERNATIONAL

The Honorable Colin L. Powell and the Honorable John Ashcroft
Draft Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on Cyber-Crime
Feburary 6, 2002