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February 5, 2003   Issue 187
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Copyright Office Accepts Late-Filed Comment in 1201 Rulemaking

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February 19

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.

February 24

Beginning date to submit reply comments on Static Control Inc.'s petition to consider a newly proposed class of works to be exempted from the prohibition on circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works as part of a pending rulemaking pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

February 28 at 5 p.m. E.S.T.

Deadline for filing 2002 DART royalty claims by fax (read details)

February 28, at 11:59 p.m. E.S.T.

Deadline for receipt on the Copyright Office server of 2002 DART royalty claims submitted online (read details)

March 3

Due date for comments and Notices of Intent to Participate regarding proposed regulations that set rates and terms for the use of sound recordings by preexisting subscription services for the period January 1, 2002, through December 31, 2007. (read details)

March 5

Due date for reply comments on the proposed regulation governing termination of post-1977 transfers and licenses under 17 U.S.C. section 203.

March 10

Final date to submit comments on Static Control Inc.'s petition to consider a newly proposed class of works to be exempted from the prohibition on circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works as part of a pending rulemaking pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act


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Copyright Office Accepts Late-Filed Comment in 1201 Rulemaking

The Copyright Office has granted a petition by Static Control Components Inc. to consider a newly proposed class of works to be exempted from the prohibition on circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works as part of a pending rulemaking pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Having found that the petition by Static Control Components Inc. has satisfied the requirements for consideration in this rulemaking, the Register of Copyrights has granted the petition and will accept reply comments responsive to the comment from February 24 until March 10 at 5 p.m. eastern standard time. The submission of reply comments responsive to this new comment must be in one of the formats specified in the Notice of Inquiry that appears in the Federal Register at 67 FR at 63582 (October 15, 2002).

On February 24 a form will be available on the Copyright Office website for the submission of responsive reply comments. To read the petition by Static Control, go to Static Control Petition.

Past Issues
Copyright Office Requests Comment on Proposed Rates and Terms for the Use of Sound Recordings by Preexisting Subscription Services 1/30/03

Appointment of Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs 1/27/03

Supreme Court Upholds Copyright Term Extension 1/15/03

Notification of Agreement under The Small Webcaster Settlement Act of 2002 12/24/02

Office Publishes Final Regulations on Royalty Rates and Terms under the Section 118 Compulsory License 12/19/02

Office Proposes Regulation Governing Termination of Post-1977 Transfers 12/18/02

President Signs into Law the Small Webcaster Settlement Act of 2002 12/10/02


Cost of Living Adjustment for 17 U.S.C. 118 Compulsory License 12/8/02


Copyright Office Announces Alternative Methods to File 2002 DART Royalty Claims 12/8/02

Notices of Intent to Participate and Comments and Proposals on CARP Scheduling 11/19/02

Office Publishes Final Rule Governing Termination of Transfers and Licenses 11/17/02

President Signs into Law the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act 11/5/02


2003-2007 Negotiated Rate Adjustments for Noncommercial Educational Broadcasting Compulsory License 10/30/02


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