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Issue 365 - April 13, 2009   

Former Register of Copyrights Barbara Ringer Dies on April 9, 2009

Former Register of Copyrights Barbara Ringer died on April 9, 2009, in Lexington, Virginia. She was 83. Ringer was the principal architect of the 1976 Copyright Act and led the Copyright Office in its implementation of the Act. For a complete obituary, go to the Copyright Office website at www.copyright.gov. (Read further information.)

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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

August 1 Copyright Office fees set to change

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