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Issue 412 - February 18, 2011   

Copyright Office Extends Deadline for Reply Comments in Inquiry on Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

The Copyright Office is extending the deadline for filing reply comments in response to its Notice of Inquiry requesting public input on the desirability and means of bringing sound recordings fixed before February 15, 1972, under federal jurisdiction. Reply comments must be received in the Office of the General Counsel of the Copyright Office no later than April 13, 2011, and should be submitted through the Copyright Office website at www.copyright.gov/docs/sound/comments/comment-submission-index.html. Initial comments (including one comment that was received late and that was only recently posted) are available for review on the Copyright Office website at www.copyright.gov/docs/sound/comments/initial/. For more information, go to the Office’s website at www.copyright.gov/docs/sound/.


February 28, 2011 Due date for comments on proposed amendments to regulations governing deposit requirements for applications for automated databases that consist predominantly of photographs
April 13, 2011 Due date for reply comments on pre-1972 sound recordings
March 29, 2011

Due date for affidavits identifying television broadcast stations that qualify as specialty stations

May 1, 2011

Effective date of final rule on deposit accounts

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