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Issue 478 - November 27 , 2012 

Scott Turow, Robert K. Massie, and Others to Speak on the History and Future of the Professional Author

The Copyright Office is pleased to host a Copyright Matters discussion about the history and future of the professional author on December 11 at 3 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress. The event, occurring on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of The Authors Guild, the nation's leading advocate for writers' interests, will feature Guild president, author Scott Turow, as the keynote speaker. Other speakers include author and past Guild president Robert K. Massie; John Y. Cole of the Library's Center for the Book; and book market analyst Peter Hildick-Smith of the Codex Group. Also present will be guest authors Roy Blount, Jr., Katherine Neville, Mary Pope Osbourne, Nick Taylor, and others. The event is free and open to the public. See www.copyright.gov/copyrightmatters.html.


December 5, 2012 Due date for comments on consideration of a federal resale royalty right
December 7, 2012 International Book Summit panel about copyright and books at Library of Congress

December 10, 2012

Due date in rulemaking on section 115 statement of accounts
December 11, 2012 Event about history and future of professional author in recognition of 100th anniversary of Authors Guild

January 4, 2013

Due date for comments on Orphan Works

February 4, 2013 Due date for reply comments on Orphan Works
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