Post-Hearing Questions


Following the hearings in April 2021, the Copyright Office sent follow-up questions to the witnesses who testified at the hearings. Participants who submitted written comments for a particular class, but did not testify at the public hearing for that class, may also respond to the Office’s follow-up questions, but are not required to do so. When they become available, participants’ responses to the post-hearing questions will be posted on this page.


USCO Post-Hearing Letters and Related Responses

Proposed Class 1: Audiovisual Works—Criticism and Comment

The deadline for responses has been extended to May 14, 2021.

USCO Post-Hearing Questions to Class 1 Witnesses, April 16, 2021

Proposed Class 3: Audiovisual Works—Accessibility

The deadline for responses has been extended to May 14, 2021.

USCO Post-Hearing Questions to Class 3 Witnesses, April 16, 2021

Proposed Class 7: 7(a) Motion Pictures—Text and Data Mining and 7(b) Literary Works—Text and Data Mining

The deadline for responses has been extended to May 21, 2021.

USCO Post-Hearing Questions to Class 7 Witnesses, April 16, 2021

Proposed Class 8: Literary Works—Accessibility

The deadline for responses has been extended to May 14, 2021.

USCO Post-Hearing Questions to Class 8 Witnesses, April 16, 2021

Proposed Class 10: Computer Programs—Unlocking

USCO Post-Hearing Questions to Class 10 Witnesses, April 27, 2021

Proposed Class 13: Computer Programs—Security Research

The deadline for responses has been extended to May 14, 2021.

USCO Post-Hearing Questions to Class 13 Witnesses, April 16, 2021

Proposed Class 14: 14(a) Computer Programs—Preservation and 14(b) Video Games—Preservation

USCO Post-Hearing Questions to Class 14a and 14b Witnesses, April 29, 2021

Proposed Class 17: All Works—Accessibility Uses

The deadlines for responses have been extended to June 4, 2021 for proponents and June 25, 2021 for opponents.

USCO Post-Hearing Question to Class 17 Witnesses, May 6, 2021