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Issue 485 - January 15 , 2013 

REMINDER: Registration Open for Section 108 Symposium

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 on Friday, February 8, 2013. The symposium—"Copyright Exceptions for Libraries in the Digital Age: Section 108 Reform" —will feature a variety of speakers discussing 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 Richard Rudick and Laura Gasaway, cochairs of the independent Section 108 Study Group, will join representatives from the library and publishing sectors for the daylong program at Columbia Law School. Registration remains open. To register, go to the Kernochan Center website at www.law.columbia.edu/kernochan. For additional information, go to the Copyright Office website at www.copyright.gov/docs/section108/.


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

February 8, 2013: Symposium on “Copyright Exceptions for Libraries in the Digital Age: Section 108 Reform” at the Columbia Law School

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

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