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Section 109 Hearing Schedule and Panel Composition

Section 109 Hearing Schedule and Panel Composition

Section 109 of the Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act (SHVERA) of 2004, requires the Register of Copyrights to prepare a report for Congress regarding the operation and revision of the Sections 111, 119, and 122 statutory licenses under the Copyright Act, including her findings and recommendations.

The Copyright Office issued a Notice of Inquiry to begin efforts to collect information necessary to address the issues posed by Congress in Section 109 of the SHVERA. The Copyright Office held hearings on matters raised in the Notice of Inquiry on July 23-July 25, 2007 to further supplement the record. Interested parties were provided an opportunity to testify at the hearings and respond to testimony submitted at those hearings.

All panels were two-hour sessions.

Monday, July 23 at 10:00 am
Section 111 Panel

Diane Burstein
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
National Cable and Telecommunications Association

Christopher Cinnamon
For American Cable Association

2-Hour Break

Monday, July 23 at 2:00 pm
Section 119 & Section 122 Panel

Mike Mountford
National Programming Service (C-Band Satellite)

Michael Nilsson Harris,
Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
For DirecTV

Stanton Dodge
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Eric Sahl Senior
Vice President, Programming


Tuesday, July 24 at 10:00 am
Broadcast Station Panel on the Statutory Licenses

James F. Goodmon
President & CEO
Capitol Broadcasting

John Stewart & Charles Sennet
For National Association of Broadcasters

2-Hour Break

Tuesday, July 24 at 2:00 pm
Program Content Panel on the Statutory Licenses

Fritz E. Attaway
Executive Vice President and Special Policy Advisor
Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.

Preston Padden
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Government Relations
Walt Disney

Thomas Ostertag
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Office of the Commissioner of Baseball
Robert Garrett
Arnold & Porter
For Joint Sports Claimants

Wednesday, July 25 at 10:00 am
The Internet, New Technologies, and the Future of the Statutory Licenses

Sarah B. Deutsch
Vice President & Associate General Counsel

Bruce Byrd
Vice President & General Counsel-Washington

Wednesday, July 25, at 2:00 pm
Closing Remarks
  All panelists are invited to participate in this session. Panelists may present closing remarks. Attendance is not mandatory.

There were no hearings on Thursday, July 26.