U.S. Copyright Office

April 5, 2000
Issue 84
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Federal Register

Copyright Office Seeks Comments on Motion to Suspend Rulemaking Proceeding (65 FR 17840)

The Copyright Office has received a motion to suspend the rulemaking proceeding that would determine whether transmissions of a broadcast signal over a digital communications system such as the Internet are exempt from copyright liability. The motion, filed by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), asks the Office to suspend the rulemaking while the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York considers a lawsuit filed by NAB seeking a declaratory judgment on the same issue. The NAB motion may be found on the Copyright Office Website at http://www.copyright.gov/licensing/motion-suspend.pdf

The Office is not suspending the comment period on the proposed rulemaking, but asks that interested parties who wish to comment on the merits of the motion do so as part of their written comments on the merits of the proposed rulemaking, which are due on April 17. Reply comments are due May 1.

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