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Internet Archive files amicus brief in support of fair use and innovation in libraries

“Today marks the beginning of Fair Use Week, which celebrates the importance of fair use for libraries, students, teachers, journalists, creators, and the public. Last week, the Internet Archive joined the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of College and Research Libraries on a friend of the court brief in the Capitol Records v. Redigi case. This case raises the important question about whether it is legal to resell lawful copies of digital music files—that is, whether the first sale right exists in digital form, and how that right interacts with fair use.” (via Internet Archive)

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Publishers Still Fighting to Bury Universities, Libraries in Fees for Making Fair Use of Academic Excerpts

“On behalf of three national library associations, EFF today urged a federal appeals court for the second time to protect librarians’ and students’ rights to make fair use of excerpts from academic books and research.” (via Electronic Frontier Foundation)

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Fired librarian sues city to get job back

“Was City Librarian Scott Hughes, one of the few black department heads, fired over his political involvement? Or did his political ambitions hurt his job performance?Those questions are heading for state Superior Court.Hughes is suing his bosses, the library board, over members’ decision last month to terminate him after over nine years. The firing came after months of tension during which Hughes was placed on probation from his $116,000 position to improve his management style and his communication skills.” (via Connecticut Post)

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Transgender woman sues library, insurance provider over surgery cost

“A transgender woman who works for Hamilton County’s public library system is suing her employer and its insurer over a refusal to cover sex reassignment surgery.” Rachel Dovel said in April that she had been urging the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to cover her gender confirmation surgery since last year.She’s been transitioning from a man, known as Nathan, to a transgender woman since 2014.” (via WLWT)

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Queens Library CEO May Proceed With Challenge to Firing

“The Queens Library’s former CEO and president, fired amid an investigation revealing that he and other officials spent $300,000 in library funds on rock concerts, alcohol and other prohibited expenses, may proceed with his lawsuit against the library, a federal judge has ruled.The library’s board of trustees fired Thomas Galante in December 2014 after months of media reports scrutinizing his pay and expenditures. Galante was fired for cause, depriving him of a $2 million severance package.” (via New York Law Journal)

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