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Issue 471 - October 22, 2012 

Copyright Office Seeks Comments on Orphan Works

The Copyright Office is reviewing the problem of orphan works under U.S. copyright law in continuation of its previous work on the subject and to advise Congress on possible next steps for the United States. The Office seeks comments regarding the current state of play for orphan works. The Office is interested in what has changed in the legal and business environments during the past few years that might be relevant to a resolution of the problem and what additional legislative, regulatory, or voluntary solutions deserve deliberation.

This is a general inquiry, and the Office will likely publish additional notices on this topic. Comments are due by 5:00 pm EST on January 4, 2013, and reply comments are due by 5:00 pm EST on February 4, 2013.

More information may be found at www.copyright.gov/orphan.


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

January 4, 2013
 

Due date for comments on Orphan Works

February 4, 2013

Due date for reply comments on Orphan Works

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