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Issue 482 - December 10 , 2012 

Reminder and Update: Scott Turow, Robert K. Massie, and Others to Speak on the History and Future of the Professional Author

The Copyright Office is pleased to host a Copyright Matters discussion about the history and future of the professional author on December 11 at 3 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress. The event will occur on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of The Authors Guild, the nation's leading advocate for writers' interests. It will feature Guild president and author Scott Turow as the keynote speaker. Other speakers include author and past Guild president Robert K. Massie; John Y. Cole of the Library's Center for the Book; book market analyst Peter Hildick-Smith of the Codex Group; author Louisa Thomas; and author and Guild board member Monique Truong. Also present will be guest authors Roy Blount, Jr., Katherine Neville, Mary Pope Osbourne, Nick Taylor, and others. The event is free and open to the public. See www.copyright.gov/copyrightmatters.html.


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 7, 2013: Due date for comments on revised fees for filing cable and satellite statements of account

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

January 22, 2013: Due date for reply comments on revised fees for filing cable and satellite statements of account

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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