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The hearing room in the Madison Building in Washington D.C. has a limited number of seats for participants and observers. Therefore, each participating entity may designate only one individual to represent it on a particular roundtable session, although the entity may designate a different individual for each different session the entity requests to attend. The Office will attempt to accommodate preferences to the greatest extent possible while allowing for a maximum number of viewpoints.

If you are interested in participating in one or more roundtable sessions as a speaker/participant, please provide the information requested in the below form. If more than one individual seeks to participate on behalf of a particular entity, each such individual should complete and submit a participation form. Forms should be submitted electronically through this website no later than 5:00 p.m EDT on April 11, 2014 by filling out the below information and clicking on the “submit” button. If an individual is unable to submit the form electronically, please contact Kevin Amer at [email protected] for further instructions.

Note: Use this form only to indicate that you wish to participate in a public roundtable. To observe the roundtable without participating at the table, the Office will provide public seating on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the roundtable. Because space is limited and to allow for a diverse audience, we ask that entities limit observers to one per session.

We apologize in advance if the room reaches its capacity and we are required to deny admittance to late-comers. The proceedings will be transcribed for the record and the transcription will be posted on our website when it becomes available. Please be advised that the proceedings may be recorded by video; if that does occur, then participants will be asked to fill out a release form to be completed by May 1, 2014.

Participant Information


  If another individual from the same entity also wishes to participate, please provide that person's name (each individual seeking to participate needs to submit a separate form).

Rank the sessions by order of your level of interest, with 1 being the session you are most interested in. If there is a session that you are not interested in, leave the space next to that panel blank.

    Interest Level

Session 1: Existing Exclusive Rights under Title 17

This session will explore how the existing bundle of exclusive rights under Title 17 covers the making available and communication to the public rights in the context of digital on-demand transmissions such as peer-to-peer networks, streaming services, and music downloads, as well as more broadly in the digital environment.


Session 2: Possible Changes to U.S. Law

This session will explore the feasibility and necessity of amending U.S. law to strengthen or clarify our law in this area.


Session 3: Foreign Implementation and Interpretation of the WIPO Internet Treaties

This session will explore how foreign laws have interpreted and implemented the relevant provisions of the WIPO Internet Treaties.


Provide a brief explanation as to why you wish to participate in the public roundtables, including, if you would like, why you are interested in specific panels.


Clicking "submit" will file your request with the U.S. Copyright Office. The next screen will display a printable page showing the complete information you entered. You will also receive an email copy of your request.

The Office will review these requests and develop a list of selected participants for each session. Selected participants will be notified directly by the Office. In addition, the Office will post on this page the agenda (including the participants for each session) for this May 5 roundtable on or about April 28, 2014.