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Freedom to Read Act to Fight Book Ban – Plus More ATG News & Announcements for 2/26/24

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According to this post in Good E Reader “A House committee heard testimony Wednesday on the Freedom to Read Act (House Bill 785). The legislation is viewed as a countermeasure to efforts to remove material some feel is inappropriate for children and young teens.

The bill is inspired by the growing number of attacks on school and public library collections. The Carroll County school board recently put guidelines in place on which books can be kept in libraries and used in school curriculum.

In addition to addressing attempts to ban certain books, the legislation goes after what’s known as “shadow bans.” …”


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CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, & WEBINARS

According to Library Technology Guides “CCC ( Copyright Clearance Center ), … will host the Town Hall event “The Heart of the Matter: Copyright, AI Training and LLMs” via LinkedIn Live on Thursday, 29 February, 11:00 EST/16:00 GMT.

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“A panel of legal experts including Prof. Daniel Gervais, Vanderbilt University Law School, and Prof. Dr. Noam Shemtov, Queen Mary University of London, along with CCC’s Executive Vice President & CTO, Babis Marmanis and Vice President, General Counsel Catherine Zaller Rowland will discuss how, and why, Large Language Model (LLM) training includes copying works – and why it matters for creators, publishers, research-driven companies, academic institutions, and researchers who are the end users of systems at these organizations
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