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Issue 480 - November 30 , 2012 

Copyright Office Extends Period of Public Comment in Notice of Inquiry Regarding Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

The Copyright Office is extending the deadline for filing comments in response to its October 22, 2012, notice of inquiry regarding issues relating to orphan works and mass digitization. Comments are now due by 5:00 p.m. EST on February 4, 2013. Reply comments are now due by 5:00 p.m. EST on March 6, 2013. To submit comments, go to www.copyright.gov/orphan. For further information, see www.copyright.gov.


December 5, 2012: Due date for comments on consideration of a federal resale royalty right

December 7, 2012: International Book Summit panel about copyright and books at Library of Congress

December 10, 2012: Due date in rulemaking on section 115 statement of accounts

December 11, 2012: Event about history and future of professional author in recognition of 100th anniversary of Authors Guild

January 4, 2013: Due date for comments on orphan works

January 14, 2013: Effective date for amended regulations on filing section 115 notice of intent

February 4, 2013: Due date for reply comments on orphan works

March 6, 2013: Due date for reply comments on orphan works

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