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Issue 208 - October 28, 2003  


The Librarian of Congress, on the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, has issued a final rule in the anticircumvention rulemaking pursuant to section 1201(a)(1)(D). The final rule announces that during the period from October 28, 2003, through October 27, 2006, the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that effectively control access to copyrighted works shall not apply to persons who engage in noninfringing uses of four classes of copyrighted works.

The Statement of the Librarian of Congress on the Anticircumvention Rulemaking, the Determination of the Librarian of Congress, the Text of the Regulation, and the Recommendation of the Register of Copyrights are all available here on our website.


Nov. 24: Due date for initial comments on webcasting notice and recordkeeping for past performances 68 FR 58054 (html) (pdf)
Dec. 22: Due date for reply comments on webcasting notice and recordkeeping for past performances. 68 FR 58054 (html) (pdf)
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