The Public Policy Committee has started a new monthly news email, the Public Policy Committee News Alerts (PPC/NA). The initiative supports 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 May/June 2015 (with some older stories included in this first issue) follows:
PPC/NA May/June 2015
- Cox, Krista. "Copyright Office Report on Orphan Works: ARL Releases Issue Brief." 12 June 2015.
- United States Copyright Office. "Copyright Office Requests Comments on How Visual Works are mMonetized, Enforced, and Registered under the Copyright Act." 24 April 2015.
- CC-BY licenses create debate:
- “IMLS Funding Passes First Hurdle.” American Alliance of Museums. 19 June 2015. Web.
- National Endowment for the Arts. “2015 Guide to the National Endowment for the Arts.” 19 June 2015. Web.
Image Rights & Fair Use
- Ploeger, Lieke. "OpenGLAM Open Collections." 11 June 2015.
- Plaugic, Lizzie. "The Story of Richard Prince and His $100,000 Instagram Art: When Does Appropriation Go Too Far?" The Verge, 30 May 2015.
Intellectual Freedom, Access to Information
- ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee. "Draft - Library Privacy Guidelines for E-Book Lending and Digital Content Vendors." ALA Connect, 16 June 2015. Web.
- Damore, Meagan. "College Declines Student's Request to Ban 'Persepolis,' 'Sandman'." Comic Book Resources, 15 June 2015. Web.
- Else, Holly. "Elsevier Sharing Policy Criticised over its Open Access Credentials." Times Higher Education, 22 May 2015. Web.
- Haigh, Susan . "CARL Signs the Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age." Canadian Association of Research Libraries: News, 22 May 2015. Web.
- Pearce, Katie. "JHU Press Receives Grant to Develop Open Access to Monographs." The Hub: Johns Hopkins News Network, 5 June 2015. Web.
- "The Computer Will (Literally) See You Now." On Point with Tom Ashbrook. National Public Radio. 18 June 2015. Web.
- Carr, Madline. "US Government Clips NSA Wings, but Snooping is a Global Effort." The Conversation, 3 June 2015. Web.
- Fister, Barbara. "Privacy for the Public." Inside Higher Ed, 10 June 2015. Web.
- Rubin, Alissa J. and David E. Sanger. "Familiar Swing to Security Over Privacy After Attacks in France." The New York Times, 5 May 2015. Web.
Technology and Telecommunications
- Open Internet Rules went into effect June 12th, 2015. Federal Communications Commission. "Open Internet."
- "Open Source Initiative May 15th Wrap-up." Open Source Iniative, 15 May 2015.
- European Commission. "E.U. Opens Antitrust Investigation into Amazon’s E-Book Business." European Commission Press Release Database, 11 June 2015.