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Cellphone Unlocking Bill Passes Senate, Heads to House Cellphone Unlocking Bill Passes Senate, Heads to House

Late Tuesday, the Senate passed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act with a unanimous vote. The bill, introduced by Democratic Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, reverses a Library of Congress decision regarding DMCA exemptions and would once again make …

Cellphone Unlocking Bill Passes Senate Committee Cellphone Unlocking Bill Passes Senate Committee

A Senate bill to reverse a Library of Congress decision and make unlocking your cellphone legal again has passed the Judiciary Committee. In January of last year, unlocking new cellphones became illegal via a decision from the Library of Congress. …

Linda Ronstadt, U2 Music to be Preserved by the Library of Congress Linda Ronstadt, U2 Music to be Preserved by the Library of Congress

The U.S. Library of Congress today announced that it has chosen 25 sound recordings to be placed in the library’s National Recording Registry. The recordings will now be preserved as “cultural, artistic, and/or historical treasures” of the U.S. The selections …

‘Pulp Fiction,’ ‘Forbidden Planet’ Added to National Film Registry ‘Pulp Fiction,’ ‘Forbidden Planet’ Added to National Film Registry

The U.S. Library of Congress today announced its annual selections for the National Film Registry. Each year 25 movies are selected to join the registry, which helps to preserve important films. This year’s selections are highlighted by such classics as …

70% of U.S. Silent Films Have Been Lost Forever 70% of U.S. Silent Films Have Been Lost Forever

The U.S. Library of Congress this week revealed the troubling statistic that 70% of silent-era films made in the U.S. have been lost forever. In a report titled “The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929,” the library has compiled …

Library Of Congress To Archive Every Public Tweet
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The Library of Congress said today it will digitally archive every public tweet since Twitter’s launch in March 2006.

On the Library of Congress blog Matt Raymond writes, "That’s a LOT of tweets, by the way: Twitter processes more than 50 million tweets every day with the total numbering in the billions."

The Library of Congress announced the news in this tweet: Library acquires ENTIRE Twitter archive. All tweets.

Library Of Congress’s Depression Photos Debut On Flickr
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History buffs may want to rethink their plans for the three-day weekend, and even people with only a slight interest in the subject should get ready to make a few mouse clicks.  The Library of Congress and Flickr have teamed up to introduce folks to a huge collection of photos, with most of the images dating back to between 1935 and 1943.

Library Of Congress Creates YouTube Channel

The Library of Congress sounds like an old, creaky thing, and sure enough, it was established in 1800.  But today, the Library continued a Web 2.0 push by making about 75 video clips available for viewing on YouTube.

Library Of Congress Pleased With Flickr Experiment

Although this fact isn’t likely to earn Yahoo a government bailout, it seems that Flickr can count the Library of Congress among its fans.  An experiment the Library was conducting has turned out far better than anyone expected.

Flickr, Library Of Congress Launch “The Commons”

Every so often, we get to write about Google teaming up with some important entity (such as Columbia University or the U.N.).  Yet now it’s (sort of) Yahoo’s turn, as Flickr has partnered with the Library of Congress.