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Issue 442 - December 13, 2011 

Proposals for Classes of Works to Be Exempted from the Prohibition on Circumvention Posted on Copyright Office Website

The Copyright Office has received proposals for classes of works to be exempted from the prohibition on circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. This is the first step in the Office's triennial rulemaking under 17 U.S.C. § 1201(a)(1)(C)-(D). The Office will soon announce the early February 2012 deadline for submission of comments supporting and opposing the proposals as well as the early March 2012 deadline for submission of reply comments. The proposals may be found on the Copyright Office website at www.copyright.gov/1201/2011/initial/.


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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