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Issue 428 - June 6, 2011 

Copyright Office Amends Regulations on Termination

The Copyright Office has amended its regulations governing notices of termination of certain grants of transfers and licenses of copyright under section 203 of the Copyright Act. The amendments are intended to clarify the recordation practices of the Copyright Office regarding the content of certain notices of termination as well as the circumstances under which such notices will be accepted by the Office. In particular, the regulations clarify that where an author agreed, prior to 1978, to a grant of rights in a work that was not created until after 1977, a notice of termination of a grant under section 203 may be recorded if it recites, as the date of execution, the date on which the work was created. To read all prior Federal Register notices and public comments in this docket as well as a related inquiry, go to http://www.copyright.gov/docs/termination. (Read more.)


Calendar

June 6 Effective date of amended regulations governing notices of termination
June 8, 2011

Due date for submission of testimony in June 10, 2011, hearing and for suggested questions for the panel to use in the hearing

June 10, 2011 Hearing on marketplace solutions to statutory licensing

 

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