Point/Counterpoint on the DMCA & CTEA

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In the spring of 2003 the Public Policy Committee of the Art Libraries Society of North America hosted a point-counter-point session at its annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The committee invited two attorneys with expertise in copyright law to discuss the implications of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA) for libraries in general and art libraries in particular. One month prior to the session the committee furnished suggested talking points to each speaker. The session was recorded and a twenty-one page typescript was subsequently generated. The typescript has been edited to improve readability. The essence of the presentation and audience exchanges remains intact.