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 September 2015 follows:
PPC/NA, v. 1 n. 4, September 2015
- Mai-Duc, Christine. “All the 'Happy Birthday' Song Copyright Claims are Invalid, Federal Judge Rules.” Los Angeles Times. 22 September 2015.
- "Save the Date! Fair Use Week 2016: February 22-26, 2016". Fair Use Week blog. 16 September 2015.
- Dancing Baby ruling says DMCA take-downs must take fair use into account:
• Funding the Arts with Creative Partners. National Arts Marketing Project.
• IMLS Focus Conference. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
• Funding Opportunities for Libraries and Archives this Fall. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
- Beer, Emma. “Television, Film, Broadcasting – Where are the Open Collections?” OpenGLAM Blog. 10 September 2015.
- Harrison, Nate. “What is Transformative?” The Enemy
- Katz v. Google ruling upholds fair use of unflattering photograph in a win for free speech.
Intellectual Freedom, Access to Information
- Werbel, Amy. "For Our Free Speech, We Have Censors to Thank." The Chronicle of Higher Education. 14 September 2015.
- Smith, Michelle. "Sex and Other Reasons Why We Ban Books for Young People." The Conversation. 14 September 2015.
- “OHL Launches” Open Library of Humanities blog. 28 September 2015.
- Robinson, Michael. "New Privacy Guidelines Encourage Libraries and Vendors to Work Together to Protect Reader Privacy." OIF Blog. 4 August 2015.
- Such, Jose. "The Internet Hasn't Killed Privacy - But It Has Changed It Forever." The Conversation. 17 September 2015.
- "ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom Announces Sponsorship of Let's Encrypt Initiative." OIF Blog. 15 September 2015.
Technology and Telecommunications
- On August 27th, the National Information Standards Organization opened registration for the NISO's Fall Forum on the Future of Discovery to Engage Community and Set Priorities, being held October 5-6, 2015, in Baltimore, MD. This meeting will engage the library and vendor community in discussions that will be used to set future standardization priorities in the discovery landscape.
- Kleinman, Zoe. “Early Apple Computer Fails to Sell.” BBC News. 22 September 2015.
- “Syria: Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband. “BuddeComm. 11 August 2015.