Public Policy Committee News Alerts support the committee's mission to monitor public policy issues and keep the ARLIS/NA membership informed. The monthly alerts are intended to be conversation starters, help members keep up on public policy issues, and alert members to new developments. The news for August 2015 follows:
PPC/NA, v. 1 n. 3, August 2015
- Copyright Office extends comment period on Mass Digitization (till Oct 9th) and Visual Works (until Oct 1st). Analysis and Responses to the Copyright Office have been coming out:
- Library Copyright Alliance. “Library Copyright Alliance Responds to Copyright Office's Notice of Inquiry on Copyright Protection for Certain Visual Works.” News from LCA. 23 July 2015.
- Smith, Kevin. "What is Exended About Extended Collective-Licensing?" Scholarly Communications @ Duke. 4 August 2015.
- Kosh, Talia. "Is the Copyright Office Inflating the Need for Oprhan Works Legislation?" Clancco: The Source for Art & Law. 4 August, 2015.
- Trans-Pacific Partnership raises IP concerns:
- Smith, Kevin. "Conspiracy Theories, Copyright Term, and the TPP." Scholarly Communications @ Duke. 17 August 2015 Copyright.
- Cox, Krista. "Analysis of August 2015 Leaked TPP Text on Copyright, ISP and General Provisions." ARL Policy Notes. 5 August 2015.
- “Call for Nominations: 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.” IMLS News & Events. 22 July 2015.
- “Americans for the Arts partners with Cultural Data Project to Release Arts & Economic Prosperity 5.” Americans for the Arts. 21 July 2015.
- “Arizona Commission on the Arts Launches Creative Aging Initiative.” Grantmakers in the Arts. 27 August 2015.
Intellectual Freedom, Access to Information
- Bryant, Chuck, and Josh Clark. “How Internet Censorship Works.” Stuff You Should Know. 19 May 2015.
- Brodie, Janet Farrell. “The Little-Known History of Secrecy and Censorship in Wake of Atomic Bombings.” The Conversation. 7 August 2015.
- Gilbert, Laura. "Brooklyn Street Artist Sues Over Katy Perry’s Graffitied Met Gala Gownraffitied Met Gala Gown." The Art Newspaper. 6 August 2015 .
- Rivetti, Ermanno. "Made in China? Not Originally: Two Recent Plagiarism Cases Throw Light on the Country's Lax Stance on Copyingountry's Lax Stance on Copying." The Art Newspaper. 19 August 2015 .
- Fister, Barbara. "Open for Business." Inside Higher Ed. Blog U: Library Babel Fish. 10 August 2015.
- Pool, Rebecca. "Repository Revolution: Research Information." (press release). Research Information. 30 July 2015. "As institutional repositories evolve, library publishers and university presses worldwide are using the systems to publish research papers and more. What will be the impact on traditional publishing models?"
- Solsman, Joan E. "Lights, Camera, Interaction: Welcome to LA, Home of the Open-Door Mini Studio." C/NET. 4 August 2015.
- "IFLA Publishes a Statement on Privacy in the Library Environment." IFLA Annual Conference. 20 August 2015.
- French, David, Evan Greer, Greg Nojeim, and Diane Feinstein. “Privacy Advocates To Senate Cyber Security Bill.” Interview by Brian Naylor. Hosted by Audie Cornish. All Things Considered. NPR, 4 August 2015.
- Jacobson, Trudi, and Thomas P Mackey. “Can’t Seem To Stop Those Ads Following You Around? Why Not Become ‘Metaliterate’?” The Conversation. 7 August 2015.
- Morrison, Caren. “Will We Pick Privacy Over Drone-Drops From Amazon?” The Conversation. 18 August 2015.
- Toomey, Patrick. “Caught in the Internet: For the NSA, Phones Were Only the Beginning.” Foreign Affairs Magazine. 20 August 2015.
Social Justice, Activism & Art
- Mohajer, Shaya. "Seeing Is Believing: Protest Art That Makes a Mark, Then Disappears: Here are a Few Times When Political Activists Were Able to be Seen by an Unsuspecting Herdble to be Seen by an Unsuspecting Herd." Take Part. 4 August 2015.
- Cascone, Sarah. "Ferguson Continues to Inspire Protest Art a Year After Michael Brown's Tragic Death." ArtNet News. 12 August 2015.
- Heller, Alana. "Protest Art: After Ferguson, Artists Respond to the Movement." NBC News. 8 August 2015.
- Arts Action Fund. "ArtsVote 2016: Presidential Candidates and the Arts."
Technology and Telecommunications
- FCC to provide open source accessibility platform for direct communication with people with disabilities. FCC Plans FCC Plans Open Source Video Access Platform.
- Lynch, Justin. "Libraries are the Future of Manufacturing in the United States." Pacific Standard, July 17, 2015
- Doctorow, Cory. "Google Covertly Lobbied Against Net Neutrality in India." BoingBoing. August 20, 2015.
- West, Shearer. "Move over Science, Humanities' Tech-Savvy Research is Making Waves." The Guardian. 5 August 2015.