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Issue 386 - March 29, 2010   

Copyright Office Seeks Comment on Termination of Certain Grants

The Copyright Office is seeking comments regarding the application of title 17 to the termination of certain grants of transfers or licenses of copyright, specifically those for which execution of the grant occurred prior to January 1, 1978, and creation of the work occurred on or after January 1, 1978. The Copyright Office is seeking comments at this time because the deadlines for serving notices of termination for 1978 grants will begin to expire in 2011, and some stakeholders have raised questions with the Office and some Congressional Offices. Initial comments are due on or before April 30, 2010. Reply comments are due on or before May 14, 2010. For further information, go to the Copyright Office website www.copyright.gov. (Read more.)


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