U.S. Copyright Office

October 29, 1999
Issue 64

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Office Proposes Amendment to Extend Filing Deadline

The Copyright Office is proposing to extend the date by which a non-interactive, non-subscription service currently making digital transmissions of sound recordings must file an initial notice of digital transmission with the Copyright Office. The Office proposes changing the deadline from October 15, 1999, to December 1, 1999. Comments on the proposed extension must be received by the Copyright Office no later than 15 days after publication of the notice in the Federal Register. Due to a backlog at the Federal Register, the Office expects that notice of the proposed extension will be published no later than Wednesday, November 3, 1999. 

Because the Office anticipates that there will not be substantive objections filed and that the Office will promulgate a final rule extending the deadline to December 1, services that have commenced making eligible non-subscription transmissions and that have not yet filed initial notices are encouraged to file their initial notices prior to promulgation of the final rule and in no event later than December 1, 1999. 

The Copyright Office will send out another NewsNet announcing the citation for the Federal Register notice when the notice is actually published. In the meantime, the text of the Federal Register notice is available at the Copyright Office Website on the homepage under What's New and at http://www.copyright.gov/fedreg/1999/64fr59140.html (corrected location). 


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