The Copyright Office is extending for one week both the comment and reply periods in the rulemaking pursuant to section 1201(a)(1) of the Copyright Act on possible exemptions to the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. See 64 FR 66139 (Nov. 24, 1999). The new deadline for the comment period is Feb. 17, 2000, and the deadline for the reply comments is March 20, 2000. A notice extending the deadline will be published in the Federal Register within the next several days.
In addition, the Office is expanding the list of acceptable formats in which comments may be submitted electronically. In addition to the previously detailed list of formats--Abode Portable Document File (PDF) format, Microsoft Word Version 7.0 or earlier, and WordPerfect 7 or earlier--comments will now be accepted in ASCII text file format or RTF (Rich Text File) format. If submitted by e-mail, all comments must be submitted as MIME file attachments to the e-mail message.
The Office is also replying to some concerns about the requirement that the submitting party must include mailing address, telephone number, telefax number, and e-mail address. Please read the Federal Register notice for further information on this as well as other aspects of submitting comments.
Visit the Copyright Office Website at http://www.copyright.gov.
For the complete text of Federal Register announcements, visit the Copyright Office Website at www.copyright.gov.
February 17, 2000: Due date for written comments on exemption to prohibition on circumvention of copyright protection systems for access control technologies (64 FR 66139)
March 20: Due date for reply comments on exemption to prohibition on circumvention of copyright protection systems for access control technologies (64 FR 66139)
March 21: Due date for comments on Copyright Office proposed rulemaking on regulations governing information on in-process claims given to the public for litigation purposes (65 FR 3404)
July 1: Initiation of 60-day period to file petitions for an arbitration proceeding to set the rates and terms for compulsory licenses under 17 U.S.C. 112(e) and 114(f) for the 2-year period beginning Jan. 1, 2001 (65 FR 2194)
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