ARCHIVED: 1999 Issue Briefs and Reports

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  • Issue Brief - Rule of Law

    AALL Issue Brief
    June 1999
  • Issue Brief: Law Library of Congress -July 1999

    ACTION NEEDED
    Support the full funding request of $8,005,971 for the Law Library of Congress' Salaries and Expenses for FY 2000
    As the Federal Government's only comprehensive legal and legislative research collection, it serves the unique role of being our Nation's de facto national law library
    "A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation"
  • Issue Brief: NGEGIAA of 1999

    July 1999
  • Protecting Databases - July 1999

    HOUSE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT DATABASES
    ACTION NEEDED
  • Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) - July 1999

    Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA)
    Please write to your state NCCUSL delegates
    FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • EQUAL and EQUITABLE PUBLIC ACCESS to the RULE of LAW - June 1999

    PRINCIPLES OF ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
    BRIEF HISTORY OF GOVERNMENT AND LEGAL PUBLISHING
    ELECTRONIC ACCESS TO COURT OPINIONS
    THE FINAL PLOY--DATABASE PROTECTION
    AALL'S AMENDMENT
  • COPYRIGHT EXEMPTION NEEDED TO PROMOTE DISTANCE EDUCATION - July 1999

    Draft and enact updated exemptions for uses of copyrighted materials in providing distance education
  • PRIMER ON THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM - March 1999

    DIGITAL COPYRIGHT TIMELINE, KEY LIBRARY ISSUES AND LEGISLATIVE OVERVIEW
    The Digital Copyright Timeline -- Where We've Come From
    Key Issues for the Library Community in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA")
    Digital Millennium Copyright Act: Overview
    The Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act: Overview
    DETAILED REVIEW OF DMCA AND TERM EXTENSION
    Technological Protection Measures ("TPMs") and Copyright Management Information
    Online Service Provider ("OSP") Limitation on Liability for Copyright Infringement
    Study on Distance Education and Digital Technologies
    Section 108 Library Exemption Update
    The Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act
    Database Legislation: The Proposal That Almost Happened
    WHAT THE DMCA AND TERM EXTENSION MEAN FOR LIBRARIES
    What the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Term Extension Act Mean for the Library Community
  • The Shared Legal Capability Report on Accomplishments 1995- 1998 - February 18, 1999

    WIPO Treaty Provisions
    Substantive Legislative Progress
    UCC2B Proposal
    West v. Hyperlaw Amicus Brief
    Coalition Building
    CONFU Process
    Raising Visibility of Issues
    Effectiveness of Grassroots Campaigns
    Beginnings of Implementation Work