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Issue 362 -March 27, 2009   

Copyright Office Adopts Amendments to Regulations Governing Recordation of Notices of Termination of Transfers and Related Provisions

The Copyright Office is adopting amendments to its regulations governing the recordation of notices of termination and certain related provisions that would: 1) communicate the Office’s practices as to its receipt of notices of termination that are untimely; 2) clarify that recordation of a notice of termination by the Office does not necessarily mean that the document is legally sufficient; 3) update the legibility requirements for all recorded documents, including notices of termination; 4) make minor explanatory edits to the fee schedule for multiple titles within a document (adding, “e.g., a Notice of Termination” as an example); and 5) establish a new mailing address to which notices of termination should be sent. The Federal Register announcement discusses the amendments and gives a new address to which notices of termination should be submitted for recordation in the Copyright Office. (Read further information.)

Calendar


March 25 Effective date of amendments to regulations governing termination

April 3

Deadline to submit requests to testify in public hearings on possible exemptions to prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works

April 21

Deadline for comments on facilitating access to copyrighted works for the blind or persons with other disabilities

May 1

Public hearing in Palo Alto, California, on possible exemptions to prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works

May 4

Due date for reply comments on facilitating access to copyrighted works for the blind or persons with other disabilities

May 6, 7, 8

Public hearings in Washington, D.C., on possible exemptions to prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works

May 18

Public meeting in Washington, D.C., on facilitating access to copyrighted works for the blind or persons with other disabilities

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