Associate Register of Copyrights Michele Woods Appointed to WIPO
Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante has announced that Michele Woods, associate register for policy and international affairs, will be leaving the U.S. Copyright Office to join the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as director of the Copyright Law Division for the Culture and Creative Industries Sector.
Woods, a widely respected copyright lawyer whose role at the Copyright Office has included representation of the United States at WIPO and in international trade negotiations, will assume her duties in Geneva on June 4, 2012. Woods’ appointment to WIPO is for a two-year term.
May 31 and
June 4-June 6, 2012
Hearing in Washington, D.C., on possible exemptions to the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works.
July 1, 2012
Effective date of discontinuance of Form CO and removal from regulations of references to CON1 and CON2.
July 9, 2012
Due date for comments on proposal to amend regulations regarding filing a Notice of Intention under Section 115.
July 16, 2012
Due date for comments on proposal to amend regulations governing the definition of a “claimant”
August 15, 2012
Due date for reply comments on proposal to amend regulations governing the definition of a “claimant”