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Archive: October 2012 (15 Posts)

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Centennial of Cinema Under Copyright Law

Posted by: Erin Allen

(The following is an article from the September-October 2012 issue of the Library’s new magazine, LCM, highlighting 100 years of Copyright law.) By Wendi A. Maloney A hundred years ago, a new category of work became subject to copyright protection: motion pictures. The Townsend Amendment to the U.S. copyright law took effect Aug. 24, 1912, …

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InRetrospect: September Blogging Edition

Posted by: Erin Allen

Here’s a roundup of some September selections in the Library blogosphere. In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog New Dance Collections in the Performing Arts Encyclopedia (PAE) Presentations on Bronislava Nijinska and the Ballet Russes de Serge Diaghilev are now featured in the PAE.  The Signal: Digital Preservation Yes, the Library of Congress Has Video Games: …

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A Letter Home

Posted by: Erin Allen

For some Union soldiers, their exposure to southern slavery profoundly altered their views on the institution, even before President Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in September 1862. One such soldier, John P. Jones, wrote to his wife of his increasing sympathy for abolitionism after seeing the inhumanity with which slaves could be treated. He …

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Page from the Past: A Wartime Mimeograph

Posted by: Erin Allen

(The following is an article from the September-October 2012 issue of the Library’s new magazine, LCM, highlighting a “page from the past” of the publication’s humble beginnings.) With the debut of its new magazine, the Library bids a fond farewell to its predecessor, the Library of Congress Information Bulletin, which began publication 70 years ago. …