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Issue 406 - December 22, 2010   

Copyright Office Announces Extension of Due Date for Comments on "Termination Gap" Rulemaking

The Copyright Office is extending the time in which comments can be filed in response to its November 26, 2010, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking governing notices of termination of certain grants of transfers and licenses of copyright under section 203 of the Copyright Act. The proposed rule would clarify that the Office will accept for recordation under section 203 a notice of termination of a grant agreed to before January 1, 1978, as long as the work that is the subject of the grant was not created before 1978. Comments are now due no later than Monday, January 24, 2011. A notice formally announcing the extension of time will be published in the Federal Register during the week of December 27. For further information on the rulemaking, go to the Copyright Office website at www.copyright.gov/docs/termination.


January 1, 2011 Effective date of Maria Pallante's appointment as acting Register of Copyrights
January 24, 2010 Due date for comments on amendment to regulations on notices of termination
January 31, 2011 Due date for comments on pre-1972 sound recordings
March 2, 2011

Due date for reply comments on pre-1972 sound recordings

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