Request to Participate
The Copyright Office will hold public meetings on reengineering the recordation of documents in Los Angeles on March 25, 2014, in Palo Alto on March 26, 2014 and in New York City on March 28, 2014. The Office is holding these discussions to learn more about the topics listed in its January 15, 2014 Notice of Inquiry. Please see Notice of Public Hearings for details on time and location.
Requests may be submitted using the participant request form below or by sending an e-mail to USCOrecordation@loc.gov by Friday, February 28, 2014. Each request should include the name of the requestor; the requestor's organizational affiliation and title; and complete contact information, including postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number. In addition, please indicate the meeting location you wish to attend. If the requestor, or the organization that the requestor is representing, has submitted comments in response to the Notice of Inquiry, the request should identify those comments by the date submitted. Requestors who have not submitted comments should include a brief summary of their views on the discussion topics. Persons who are unable to submit a request to participate by e-mail should contact Joanna Corwin at 202-707-7827. Confirmations of participation will be sent via e-mail by March 5, 2014.
Discussion at the public meetings will focus on these five topics. They include: (1) a guided remitter responsibility model of electronic recordation; (2) the use of structured electronic documents that contain their own indexing information; (3) the linking of recordation records to registration records; (4) the use of standard identifiers, and other metadata standards, in recorded documents and the catalog of such documents; and (5) potential additional incentives to record documents pertaining to copyrights. For further background information on these topics, please see the Notice of Inquiry. Agendas for the meetings will be posted by March 18, 2014 on this website and will also be sent via e-mail to all confirmed participants.
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