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Issue 449 - February 24, 2012 

Copyright Office Reviews Fees, Requests Comments

Copyright Office Accepting Reply Comments in DMCA Anticircumvention Rulemaking The Copyright Office is now accepting reply comments in its rulemaking regarding proposals to exempt certain classes of works from the prohibition on circumvention of technological measure that control access to copyrighted works. Reply comments should be limited to presentation of facts and arguments in response to comments submitted in the initial round of comments received through February 10, 2012.

The deadline for submission of reply comments is 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 2, 2012. Reply comments may be submitted through a comment page on the Copyright Office website at www.copyright.gov/1201/comment-forms/. The proposed classes of works are identified at www.copyright.gov/1201/2011/initial/ and the initial comments responding to the proposed classes of works may be found at www.copyright.gov/1201/2012/comments/. The Copyright Office received 674 comments on the proposed classes of works. For more information, read the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking at www.copyright.gov/fedreg/2011/76fr78866.pdf.


March 2, 2012 Due date for reply comments addressing points made in the initial comments on proposed classes of works to be exempted from the prohibition against circumvention

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