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October 11, 2002   Issue 171
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Triennial Rulemaking Proceeding on Exemptions from the Prohibition on Circumvention of Technological Measures That Control Access to Copyrighted Works

Calendar

November 18

Beginning November 18, the initial round of comments in the Copyright Office triennial rulemaking proceeding on exemptions from the prohibition on circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works may be filed electronically through the Copyright Office website. Comments will be limited to those proposing specific classes of works to be exempted.

December 18

Closing deadline for the initial round of comments in the Copyright Office triennial rulemaking proceeding on exemptions from the prohibition on circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. These comments will be limited to those proposing specific classes of works to be exempted.

February 19, 2003

Deadline for the second round of comments in the Copyright Office triennial rulemaking proceeding on exemptions from the prohibition on circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. Those who oppose or support any exemptions proposed in the initial comments will have the opportunity to respond to the proposals made in the initial comments and to provide factual information and legal argument addressing whether a proposed exemption should be adopted.


The Copyright Office Initiates Its Triennial Rulemaking Proceeding on Exemptions from the Prohibition on Circumvention of Technological Measures That Control Access to Copyrighted Works

The Copyright Office is initiating its triennial rulemaking proceeding on exemptions from the prohibition on circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. The initial notice of inquiry will be published in the Federal Register next week and is now available by selecting "Anticircumvention Rulemaking" from the Copyright Office website.

In this rulemaking, the initial round of comments, due December 18, will be limited to comments proposing specific classes of works to be exempted. In the second round of comments, due February 19, 2003, persons who oppose or support any exemptions proposed in the initial comments will have the opportunity to respond to the proposals made in the initial comments and to provide factual information and legal argument addressing whether a proposed exemption should be adopted.

Requirements for the content of comments have changed since the previous rulemaking, and those wishing to comment are encouraged to file comments electronically through the Copyright Office website.

Comments may be filed electronically through the Copyright Office website beginning November 18, 2002.

Past Issues
Request for Written Proposals on Data Format and Delivery for Webcasting Recordkeeping Requirements; Announcement of Status Conference 9/17/02

Comments Regarding Broadcasters' Motion for Stay of Final Rule Regarding Scope of Broadcasters' Exemption From Digital Performance Right 9/13/02

Comments and Notices of Intention to Participate in Distribution of 1999 Cable Royalty Funds 8/30/02

Comments on 1999, 2000, and 2001 Musical Works Funds Controversy and Notices of Intention to Participate in 1999, 2000, and 2001 Distribution of Musical Works Funds 7/16/02
Recommendation of the Register of Copyrights and Decision of the Librarian of Congress on Rates and Terms for Webcasting and Ephemeral Recordings 7/3/02


Copyright Owners May Submit Claims for 2001 Cable and Satellite Royalties Electronically 6/28/02


Fees to Change on July 1 6/28/02


Position of Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs 6/24/02


Determination of the Librarian of Congress on Rates and Terms for Webcasting and Ephemeral Recordings Posted to Website 6/20/02

Fees Expected to Change on July 1 5/31/02


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