Legislative Materials

Letters to the Department of Justice

Letters to the U.S. House of Representatives

Letters to Congress

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Hearing Information, September 10, 2009

House Judiciary Hearing Webcast or Audio Part 1, Part 2, September 10, 2009

  • Testimony of Paul Aiken, Executive Director, Authors Guild

  • Testimony of David Balto, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

  • Testimony of David C. Drummond, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, Google Inc.

  • Testimony of Marc Maurer, President, National Federation of the Blind

  • Testimony of Paul Misener, Vice President of Global Policy, Amazon.com

  • Testimony of Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office

  • Testimony of Randal C. Picker, Paul H. and Theo Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law, University of Chicago Law School

  • Testimony of John M. Simpson, Consumer Advocate, Consumer Watchdog

Letter from the Open Book Alliance, explaining their concerns to the Committee

European Commission Proceedings

Invitation to participate in a public consultation on the proposed settlement held on September 7, 2009

Press release from Viviane Reding, EU Commissioner for Telecoms and Media, and Charlie McCreevey, Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services at the September 7, 2009 GBS meeting.

Agenda for the September 7, 2009 hearing

Submissions for the hearing:

Commissioner Reding, Europe’s Fast Track to Economic Recovery, The Ludwig Erhard Lecture presented at the 2009 Lisbon Council, Brussels July 9,2009

Commissioner Reding clarifies her earlier comments, August 29, 2009

Press release on Europeana, the EU online library, Europe’s Digital Library doubles in size but also shows EU’s lack of common web copyright solution, August 18, 2009

Communication from the Commission of the European Communities to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, August 28, 2009

The European Commission, A series of questions for consultation in response to their August 28, 2009 Communication, with responses due by November 15, 2009

Thank you letter to the Commission from various publishers, September 18, 2009