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Issue 440 - November 10, 2011 

Chief Copyright Royalty Judge Position Posted on USAJOBS

The Library of Congress is conducting a national search for the position of chief copyright royalty judge, AL-0935, to manage overall responsibilities and delegated authority for the oversight and administration of quasi-judicial administrative proceedings for copyright royalties. Applications for the position are due November 28, 2011. The incumbent has full responsibilities and duties assigned to the chief copyright royalty judge pursuant to Chapter 8, title 17, of the United States Code. In addition, certain tasks described herein shall be performed in collaboration with the other copyright royalty judges. The ideal candidate serves as an expert and decision-maker on legal and factual matters on quasi-judicial administrative proceedings in the area of statutory copyright licenses; prepares final determination of copyright royalties; and authorizes the distribution of royalty fees collected under Sections 111, 119, and 1007 of the Copyright Act.

Candidates must be an attorney in good standing and have a minimum of seven years legal experience, including at least five years of experience in adjudications, arbitrations, or court trials.

The hiring process involves initial review of resumes. Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab on USAJOBS (www. usajobs.gov/). Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced in the vacancy announcement. We recommend that you go to the Qualifications and Evaluations section of the job announcement to review the qualifications listed to ensure that your resume reflects your accomplishments in those areas. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience, and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position. For additional information, you may email JobHelp@loc.gov or contact 202-707-5627.


November 28, 2011 Comments on updating regulations governing designation of online service agents due
November 29, 2011 Due date for comments on proposal to discontinue use of Form CO
December 1, 2011 Due date for comments on exemption to prohibition on circumvention of copyright protection systems for access control technologies
December 8, 2011 Due date for objections to newly designated specialty stations
December 27, 2011

Due date for reply comments on updating regulations governing designation of online service agents

January 9, 2012 Due date for objections to newly designated specialty stations
January 9, 2012 Due date for responses to any of the MPAA objections
January 16, 2012

Due date for comments on small copyright claims

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