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Issue 552 - July 23, 2014 

Copyright Office Seeks Additional Comments for Music Licensing Study

The U.S. Copyright Office has undertaken a study to evaluate the effectiveness of current methods for licensing musical works and sound recordings. To further aid this effort, the Office is soliciting additional written comments from the public on certain issues relating to whether and how existing music licensing methods serve the music marketplace, as identified in a notice published in the Federal Register. The Federal Register notice is available at www.copyright.gov/fedreg/2014/79fr42833.pdf. Written comments are to be submitted electronically via the comment submission form available on the Office’s website at www.copyright.gov/docs/musiclicensingstudy/. Comments are due on or before August 22, 2014.


August 15, 2014: Deadline to submit comments on the Changes to Recordation Practices rulemaking

October 1, 2014: Beginning date for participation in eLi Pilot Project

November 30 2014: Close of period for participation in eLi Pilot Project

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