The 109th Congress (2005-2006)

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LETTERS

James P. Fellers, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division Litigation III
Concerns with the Announced Merger between John Wiley and Sons and Blackwell Publishing [PDF]
November 29, 2006

Members, United States Senate
Opposition to "Broadcast Flag" Provision of H.R. 5252 [PDF]
November 16, 2006

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. United States Supreme Court
Letter Commending New Court Policy of Providing Same Day Access to Oral Argument Transcripts
October 2, 2006

The Honorable Jerry Lewis, Chairman, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives and The Honorable Thad Cochran, Chairman, Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate
Joint Letter Requesting Support for the FY 2007 Appropriations Request for NARA [PDF]
September 18, 2006

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Conferees United States Senate
Joint Letter Urging Conferees to Adopt Section 525 of the House Version of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act (H.R. 5441) [PDF]
September 14, 2006

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Conferees United States House of Representatives
Joint Letter Urging Conferees to Adopt Section 525 of the House Version of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act (H.R. 5441) [PDF]
September 14, 2006

The Honorable William Frist, Majority Leader
United States Senate

Joint Letter Urging Senator Frist to Initiate a Vote on S. 2590, The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act. [PDF]
September 6, 2006

The Honorable Jerry Lewis, Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations
Joint Letter Requesting Support for the FY 2007 Appropriations Request for the Government Printing Office [PDF]
August 22, 2006

The Honorable Wayne Allard, Chairman, Senate Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
Joint Letter Requesting Support for the FY 2007 Appropriations Request for the Government Printing Office [PDF]
August 22, 2006

Library Groups Commend Twenty-three Provosts for Supporting the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006 (S. 2695)
[Press Release]
August 3, 2006

Ms. Judith C. Russell, Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
Comments on the May 2006 document, "Proposed Revision of the Essential Titles List." [PDF]
July 31, 2006

Barbara Bailey, Director, Welles-Turner Memorial Library
Letter of Commendation for Defending the Rights of Library Patrons in Doe v. Gonzalez. [PDF]
July 24, 2006

Peter Chase, Director, Plainville Public Library
Letter of Commendation for Defending the Rights of Library Patrons in Doe v. Gonzalez. [PDF]
July 24, 2006

George Christian, Executive Director, Library Connections, Inc.
Letter of Commendation for Defending the Rights of Library Patrons in Doe v. Gonzalez. [PDF]
July 24, 2006

Janet Nocek, Director, Portland Library
Letter of Commendation for Defending the Rights of Library Patrons in Doe v. Gonzalez. [PDF]
July 24, 2006

Dr. Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States National Archives and Records Administration
Joint Letter Commenting on Draft Strategic Plan of the National Archives and Records Administration, 2007-2017
July 21, 2006

The Honorable Susan M. Collins, Chairman, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Letter in Support of the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006 [PDF]
July 12, 2006

Dr. Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States, National Archives and Records Administration
Joint Library Letter Regarding the Role of Google in Digitizing Records in the Possession of NARA [PDF]
July 6, 2006

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
Joint Letter Opposing Use of a Logic Puzzle Email Filter [PDF]
June 19, 2006

The Honorable Ted Stevens, Chairman, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate
Broadcast Video Flag Provision of S. 2686 [PDF]
June 21, 2006

Bruce R. James, Public Printer, United States Government Printing Office
Transmittal Letter Accompanying AALL Resolution on No-Fee FDLP Access to PACER
June 14, 2006

The Honorable Joe Barton, Chairman, House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Support for Community Broadband Networks [PDF]
April 25, 2006

Library, Archives Associations file federal appeals court brief on copyright infringement case [Press Release]
June 7, 2006

The Honorable Lamar Smith and the Honorable Howard Berman
Concerns Regarding the Section 115 Reform Act of 2006 [PDF]
June 6, 2006

Dr. James H. Billington, Office of the Librarian, Library of Congress
Discontinuation of Serials Authority Control for Bibliographic Records [PDF]
May 26, 2006

Ms. Judith C. Russell, Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
Guidelines for Shared Regional Depository Libraries [PDF]
May 25, 2006

Mr. Yves Dumont, Research DG, Scientific Advice and Governance, the European Commission.
IAA Comments on the "Study on the Economic and Technical Evolution of the Scientific Publication Markets in Europe" [PDF]
May 23, 2006

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
Support for the Palone-Solis Toxic Right-to-Know Amendment [PDF]
May 17, 2006

Honorable Barbara Boxer and the Honorable James Jeffords
FY 2007 Budget Cuts to EPA Libraries
May 16, 2006

The Honorable Jerry Lewis, Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations
Support of Full FY 2007 Funding for the Government Printing Office [PDF]
March 9, 2006

The Honorable Wayne Allard, Chairman, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Senate Committee on Appropriations
Support for the FY 2007 Budget Request of the Law Library of Congress
March 8, 2006

The Honorable Jerry Lewis, Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations
Support for the FY 2007 Budget Request of the Law Library of Congress
March 8, 2006

The Honorable Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States National Archives and Records Administration
Support for Moratorium on Reclassification
March 7, 2006

Chairman Charles H. Taylor and Ranking Member Norman D. Dicks, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations
Opposition to Proposed Cuts in EPA's FY 2007 Appropriations [PDF]
February 24, 2006

The Honorable Thomas Trimarco, Secretary, Executive Office for Administration and Finance, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Joint Library Letter in Support of Adopting the Open Document
Format Standard [PDF]
December 13, 2005

Members of the U.S. Senate
Support for S. 1294, the Community Broadband Act of 2005 [PDF]
December 13, 2005

USA PATRIOT Act Conferees
Letter Supporting Data-Mining Provision in USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization [PDF]
September 23, 2005

The Honorable Ted Stevens, Chairman, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Letter from the Library Copyright Alliance on the Broadcast Flag [PDF]
September 19, 2005

Members of the House Ways and Means Committee
ALA, AALL and ARL Letter Supporting Tax Credits for Publishers Providing Book Donations to Gulf Coast Schools and Libraries [PDF]
September 16, 2005

AALL Signs on to Group Statement Supporting the Friends of Development Proposal for a Development Agenda at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) [PDF]
[ Signatories ]
June 2005

Government of Australia
Library Copyright Alliance Comments in Support of Fair Use in Australia [PDF]
June 30, 2005

Library Copyright Alliance Press Release on the Ruling in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios v. Grokster, [PDF]
June 27, 2005

Members of the U.S. Senate
Support for Community Broadband Networks [PDF]
June 23, 2005

Mr. Jeffrey Kovar, Assistant Legal Advisor for Private International Law, U.S. Department of State
Letter Regarding SIIA Comments on the Draft Hague Convention on Exclusive Choice of Courts Agreements [PDF]
June 14, 2005

Mr. Jeffrey Kovar, Assistant Legal Advisor for Private International Law, U.S. Department of State
AFFECT Comments on the Draft Hague Convention on Exclusive Choice of Courts Agreements [PDF]
May 16, 2005 Jule L. Sigall
Associate Register for Policy &
International Affairs

Jule L. Sigall, Associate Register for Policy & International Affairs
Reply Comments to Inquiry Concerning Orphan Works
May 9, 2005 

The Honorable John Cornyn and the Honorable Patrick J. Leahy
Support for the Faster FOIA Act of 2005 [PDF]
May 4, 2005

Members of the House Appropriations Committee
Support for FY 2006 Appropriation for the Public Interest Declassification Board
April 29, 2005

Mr. Jeffrey Kovar, Assistant Legal Advisor for Private International Law, U.S. Department of State
Comments on the Draft Hague Convention on Exclusive Choice of Courts Agreements [PDF]
April 22, 2005

The Honorable Jerry Lewis, Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations
Support for the FY 2006 Budget Request of the Government Printing Office [PDF]
April 21, 2005

The Honorable John W. Olver, Ranking Member, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development
Support for the FY 2006 Budget Request of the NHPRC [PDF]
April 20, 2005

The Honorable Jerry Lewis, Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations
Support for the FY 2006 Budget Request of the Library of Congress [PDF]
April 8, 2005

The Honorable Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property
on The Family and Entertainment Copyright Act of 2005 [PDF]
March 2, 2005


LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY UPDATES

AALL WASHINGTON E-BULLETIN

November 2006 [PDF]

October 2006 [PDF]

September 2006 [PDF]

August 2006 [PDF]

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.

November 2006
Washington Brief

September-October 2006
Washington Brief

July 2006
Washington Brief

June 2006
Washington Brief

May 2006
Washington Brief

March 2006
Washington Brief

February 2006
Washington Brief

November 2005
Washington Brief

May 2005
Washington Brief

March 2005
Washington Brief

February 2005
Washington Brief


ACTION ALERTS

Calls and Letters Needed for the Orphan Works Act of 2006
September 7, 2006

Protect Open Government and the First Amendment Urge Senators to Oppose The Official Secrets Act
August 16, 2006

Urge Senators to Support Network Neutrality Provisions in Communications Reform Bill
July 26, 2006

Immediate Help Needed--Urge Senate Appropriations Subcommittee to Fully Fund NARA's FY 2007 Appropriations
July 17, 2006

AALL Action Alert on the Reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act
January 9, 2006

AALL Action Alert on the Reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act [PDF]
November 29, 2005

Stop GPO's Abrupt Plan to Eliminate Print Distribution of Important Government Information to Our Nation's Federal Depository Libraries
January 26, 2005


BRIEFS

Joint Brief on Behalf of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, et al
November 13, 2006

In Support of Petitioner for Writ of Certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court in John Gilmore v. Gonzales [ PDF ]

Joint Amicus Brief to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
July 20, 2006

In Support of Defendant-Appellee in Perfect 10, Inc. v. Google, Inc. [ PDF ]

Joint Library, Archives Amicus Brief to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit 
June 7, 2006

In Support of Defendant-Appellee in Greenberg v. National Geographic Society [ PDF ]

Joint Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court with American Antitrust Institute
September 28, 2005

In Support of Respondent in Illinois Tool Works, Inc. v. Independent Ink [ PDF ]

Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court on Behalf of American Civil Liberties Union, American Library Association, American Association of Law Libraries, et al
March 1, 2005

In Support of Respondents in MGM Studios v. Grokster [ PDF ]

TESTIMONY

Statement of Patrice McDermott, Director, OpenTheGovernment.org [PDF] 
On the Implementation of Executive Order 13392, Improving Agency Disclosure of Information
Before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Finance, and Accountability of the House Committee on Government Reform
July 26, 2006

Statement of Library, Education, and Scholarly Associations Concerning the Broadcast Video Flag
June 21, 2006

Statement of Maria Pallante, Associate General Counsel and Director of Licensing, The Guggenheim Museum [PDF]
Regarding Orphan Works, before the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary 
March 9, 2006

Comments of the Library Copyright Alliance and the Music Library Association [PDF] 
On exemption to the prohibition of circumvention of copyright protection systems for access control technologies (Docket No. RM 2005-11)
December 1, 2005


SPEAKING OUT

Mid America Association of Law Libraries & Oklahoma Law Librarians Annual Meeting
October 19, 2006

Law Librarians as Change Agents: An Overview of the 109th Congress and Beyond
by Mary Alice Baish

American Association of Law Libraries
July 9, 2006

Legislative and Regulatory Update
by Mary Alice Baish

American Association of Law Libraries
July 8, 2006

Legislative Advocacy Leadership Training
by Mary Alice Baish

2006 Annual Meeting of the
Southeastern Chapter of the AALL
April 7, 2006

Preservation of Legal Materials Born Digital
by Mary Alice Baish

Digital Preservation in State Government
Best Practices Exchange 2006
March 28, 2006

Authentication of Electronic Legal Information
by Mary Alice Baish

2005 Annual Meeting of the
Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York
October 1, 2005

Prying Open the Doors of Government Secrecy
by Mary Alice Baish

2005 Annual Meeting of the
Southeastern Chapter of the AALL
April 16, 2005

Prying Open the Doors of Government Secrecy
by Mary Alice Baish

INTERNATIONAL

Statement Concerning the WIPO Broadcast Treaty Provided by
Certain Information Technology, Consumer Electronics and
Telecommunications Industry Representatives, Public Interest
Organizations, and Performers' Representatives

September 5, 2006 [ PDF ]

Libraries the Information Society in Action:
Address to Plenary World Summit on the Information Society

by Alex Byrne, President of the International Federation of
Library Associations (IFLA), Tunis, November 18, 2005

AALL Signs on to Group Statement Supporting
the Friends of Development Proposal for a Development
Agenda at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) [PDF]

[ Signatories ]
June 2005

Mr. Jeffrey Kovar, Assistant Legal Advisor
for Private International Law, U.S. Department of State

Letter Regarding SIIA Comments on the Draft Hague Convention on
Exclusive Choice of Courts Agreements [PDF]
June 14,2005

Mr. Jeffrey Kovar, Assistant Legal Advisor
for Private International Law, U.S. Department of State

AFFECT Comments on the Draft Hague Convention on Exclusive
Choice of Courts Agreements [PDF]
May 16, 2005

Mr. Jeffrey Kovar, Assistant Legal Advisor
for Private International Law, U.S. Department of State

Comments on the Draft Hague Convention on Exclusive Choice
of Courts Agreements [PDF]
April 22, 2005

Library-Related Principles for the International Development
Agenda of the World Intellectual Property Organization

January 26, 2005