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Issue 468 - October 4, 2012 

Copyright Exceptions for Libraries in the Digital Age: Section 108 Reform

On November 2, 2012, the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School, in cooperation with the U.S. Copyright Office, will present a public symposium on reform of Section 108 of the Copyright Act. A variety of speakers will discuss legal issues relating to the preservation and digitization activities of libraries in the digital age, as well as appropriate standards for securing and making available copyrighted works. Maria Pallante, Register of Copyrights; Jane Ginsburg, Columbia Professor of Law; Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and Dick Rudick, Co-Chair of the independent Section 108 Study Group, will join representatives from the library and publishing sectors for the daylong program at Columbia Law School. The symposium is part of the Copyright Office's ongoing efforts to review and update copyright exceptions for libraries and archives and to work in partnership with academic institutions. Please visit the Kernochan Center website to register: http://www.law.columbia.edu/kernochan.


Calendar

October 19, 2012

Due date for additional comments on remedies for small copyright claims

October 24, 2012

Due date for reply comments on proposed regulation on verification of statements of account submitted by cable operators and satellite carriers

October 25, 2012

Due date for comments on proposed amendments to proposed regulations governing reporting of statements of account under the section 115 license

November 2, 2012 Public symposium on Section 108 Reform at Columbia Law School in New York City
November 5, 2012

Due date for comments on issues that may be encountered when considering a federal resale royalty in the United States

November 15 and 16, 2012 Public meeting in New York City on remedies for small copyright claims
November 26, 2012

Due date for reply comments on proposed amendments to proposed regulations governing reporting of statements of account under the section 115 license

November 26 and 27, 2012

Public meeting in Los Angeles on remedies for small copyright claims

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