News Bulletins from the U.S. Copyright Office
August 30, 2001   Issue 128
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In This Issue
Office Issues Digital Millennium Copyright Act Impact Report

September 27

Due date for comments on proposed amendments to regulations governing content and service of certain notices on the copyright owner of a musical work (read details)

January 28, 2002

Close of arbitration proceeding to set the rates and terms for the digital public performance of sound recordings license (as it pertains to webcasters) under 17 U.S.C. 114 and for the making of ephemeral copies in furtherance of a digital public performance under 17 U.S.C. 112 (read details)

Office Issues DMCA Section 104 Report on Impact of the DMCA and Electronic Commerce and Associated Technologies on Sections 109 and 117 of the Copyright Act

The Register of Copyrights presented to Congress on Aug. 29 her report on the effects of title 1 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the development of electronic commerce and associated technology on the operation of sections 109 and 117 of title 17, U.S.C. (the Copyright Act, as amended). It also evaluates the relationship between existing and emerging technology and the operation of those sections. The report, which was required under section 104 of the DMCA, is available on the Copyright Office website. Paper copies will be available for purchase in the future from the Government Printing Office. (read report)


Past Issues
Office Proposes Amendments to Regulations Governing Content and Service of Certain Notices on the Copyright Owner of a Musical Work 8/28/01

Copyright Office Announces Initiation of and Schedule for Arbitration Proceeding for Digital Performance Rights in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings

Copyright Office Requests Comment On Proposed Regulations Governing Section 114 Designated Agent

Revised Copyright Act Available Online

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