Petitions to Renew Prior Exemptions

Renewal petitions in response to the June 22, 2020 Notice of Inquiry were due on July 22, 2020.

Motion Pictures (including television programs and videos):

Excerpts for educational purposes by college and university or K-12 faculty and students

Excerpts for educational purposes by faculty in massive open online courses (“MOOCs”)

Excerpts for educational purposes in digital and literacy programs offered by libraries, museums, and other nonprofits

Excerpts for use in nonfiction multimedia e-books

Excerpts for use in documentary filmmaking or other films where use is in parody or for a biographical or historically significant nature

Excerpts for use in noncommercial videos

For the provision of captioning and/or audio description by disability services offices or similar units at educational institutions for students with disabilities

Literary Works:

Literary works distributed electronically (i.e., e-books), for use with assistive technologies for persons who are blind, visually impaired, or have print disabilities

Literary works consisting of compilations of data generated by implanted medical devices and corresponding personal monitoring systems, to access personal data

Computer Programs and Video Games:

Computer programs that operate cellphones, tablets, mobile hotspots, or wearable devices (e.g., smartwatches), to allow connection of a new or used device to an alternative wireless network (“unlocking”)

Computer programs that operate smartphones, tablets and other all-purpose mobile computing devices, smart TVs, or voice assistant devices to allow the device to interoperate with or to remove software applications (“jailbreaking”)

Computer programs that control motorized land vehicles, including farm equipment, for purposes of diagnosis, repair, or modification of the vehicle, including to access diagnostic data

Computer programs that control smartphones, home appliances, or home systems, for diagnosis, maintenance, or repair of the device or system

Computer programs for purposes of good-faith security research

Computer programs other than video games, for the preservation of computer programs and computer program-dependent materials by libraries, archives, and museums

Video games for which outside server support has been discontinued, to allow individual play by gamers and preservation of games by libraries, archives, and museums (as well as necessary jailbreaking of console computer code for preservation uses only), and discontinued video games that never required server support, for preservation by libraries, archives, and museums

Computer programs that operate 3D printers, to allow use of alternative feedstock

Comments in Response to Renewal Petitions:

Comments in response to petitions for renewal were due on September 8, 2020.

Comments in Opposition:

Comments in Support: