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Issue 435 - October 25, 2011 

Director of U.S. Copyright Office Announces Priorities, Special Projects for Next Two Years

Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante today made public her office’s priorities and special projects through October 2013. The document articulates 17 priorities in the areas of copyright policy and administrative practice, as well as 10 new projects designed to improve the quality and efficiency of the U.S. Copyright Office’s services in the 21st century. 

“Congress has charged the Copyright Office with administering the United States Copyright Act and performing important public services for the nation,” Pallante said.  “The work plan presented here reflects the commitment of the office to address current complexities in the copyright system and prepare for future challenges.” (Read document.)


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 27, 2011 Due date for reply comments on updating regulations governing designation of online service agents due

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