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Issue 283 -February 27, 2006  

Section 108 Study Group Announces Public Roundtables; Requests Comments and Requests to Participate

The Section 108 Study Group of the Library of Congress seeks comment on certain issues relating to the exceptions and limitations applicable to libraries and archives under section 108 of the Copyright Act. The issues relate primarily to eligibility for the section 108 exceptions and copies made for purposes of preservation and replacement. The Section 108 Study Group also announces public roundtable discussions of these issues. Roundtables will be held in Los Angeles on March 8, 2006, and in Washington, D.C., on March 16, 2006. The deadline for requests to participate in either roundtable has been extended to 5:00 p.m. EST on March 3, 2006. (Read further information.)


March 1 Due date for payment of cable royalties for the accounting period beginning on July 1, 2005, and ending on December 31, 2005 (more)
March 3 Deadline for requests to participate in Section 108 roundtables has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on this date (more)
March 8 Section 108 Study Group roundtable in Los Angeles (more)
March 10 Deadline for receipt in Copyright Office of requests to testify in the 1201(a)(1) rulemaking hearings on possible exemptions to prohibition on circumvention of copyright protection systems for access control technologies (more)
March 16 Section 108 Study Group roundtable in Washington, D.C. (more)
March 17 to April 17 Period during which written comments will be accepted on section 108 issues (more)
March 23 and 24 Palo Alto, Calif., hearings on 1201(a)(1) rulemaking (more)
March 29 and 31,
and April 3 and 4  
Washington, D.C., hearings on 1201(a)(1) rulemaking (more)
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