Software-enabled Consumer Products Study Public Roundtables
San Francisco, CA Study Roundtable on May 24, 2016
Request to Participate
The U.S. Copyright Office will hold public roundtables for its study on software-enabled consumer products on May 18, 2016, at the Library of Congress’s Madison Building in Washington, D.C., and on May 24, 2016 at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California. Roundtables at each location will consist of the four sessions described below.
The roundtable hearing rooms will have a limited number of seats for participants and observers. Due to the limited capacity, each participating entity may designate only one individual to represent it at a particular roundtable session. An entity may have different individuals represent it at different roundtable sessions, but each such individual should complete and submit a separate request form.
The Office will attempt to accommodate preferences to the greatest extent possible while allowing for a maximum number of viewpoints at the roundtables. Individuals who submit a timely request will receive a response to their request by email, which will indicate the specific session(s) in which they are scheduled to participate. Depending upon the number and preferences of individuals seeking to participate, it is possible that the Office will not be able to accommodate all requests.
If you are interested in participating in one or more roundtable sessions, please provide the information requested in the below form no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 18, 2016. Requests to participate should be submitted electronically through this website by filling out the below information and clicking on the “submit” button. If an individual is unable to submit the form electronically, please contact Michelle Choe, at 202-707-9536, for further instructions.
Note: Use this form only to indicate that you wish to participate in a public roundtable. For individuals who simply wish to observe roundtable sessions, the Office will provide public seating on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the roundtable. Because space is limited, and to allow for a diverse audience, we ask that entities limit observers to one or two per session. Following discussion of the various agenda topics by roundtable participants, observers at the roundtables will be provided a limited opportunity to offer additional comments for the record as the final session on the second day.
We apologize in advance if the room reaches its capacity and we are required to deny admittance to late-comers. The Office has made arrangements to transcribe the proceedings for the record and the transcriptions will be posted on our website when they become available.