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Sample Letters to Congress Opposing Copyright Term Extension 
(105th Congress) 
 
Letter dated June 26, 1996, from Randolph P. Luck, President of Luck's Music Library, to Senator Spencer Abraham opposing term extension in the 104th Congress.  This letter contains dramatic figures showing how steeply the prices to local orchestras drop for the performance of classical music that ultimately enters the public domain

Letter dated February 16, 1998, from Mary Brandt Jensen, Director of the Law Library of the University of Mississippi, to the seven members of the Mississippi congressional delegation urging opposition to H.R. 2589 and S. 505. 

Letter dated November 7, 1997, from William J. Maher, 1997-98 President of the Society of American Archivists to the members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, opposing S. 505 and H.R. 2589. 

Letter dated October 8, 1997, from Mary Burgan, General Sectetary of the American Association of University Professors, to Representative Henry J. Hyde, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, opposing H.R. 2589. 

Letter dated March 31, 1997 from Larry Urbanski, Chairman of the American Film Heritage Association in opposition to S. 505. 

Letter dated January 29, 1998, from Dennis S. Karjala to Representative Henry J. Hyde, urging opposition to H.R. 2589, the Copyright Term Extension Act. 

Letter dated January 29, 1998, from Dennis S. Karjala to Senator John D. Ashcroft, urging opposition to S. 505, the Copyright Term Extension Act. 

Letter dated March 26, 1997, from Dennis S. Karjala to Senator Strom Thurmond, urging opposition to any new legislation that may be introduced to extend the term of copyright. 

Letter dated February 6, 1997, from Dennis S. Karjala to Senator Patrick Leahy, urging opposition to any new legislation that may be introduced to extend the term of copyright. 

Letter dated January 22, 1997, from Dennis S. Karjala to Senator Dianne Feinstein, urging the withdrawal of her support for copyright extension. 

Letter dated February 19, 1997, from Dennis S. Karjala to Representative Sonny Bono, urging the withdrawal of his support for copyright extension under H.R. 604. 

Letter dated April 3, 1996, from Dennis S. Karjala to Senator Orrin G. Hatch, responding to arguments made by Senator Hatch in support of copyright term extension. 

 
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