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Issue 367 - April 21, 2009   

Copyright Office Copyright Office Extends Filing Period for Comments and Reply Comments

The Copyright Office and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are extending the period to file initial comments and reply comments in connection with the "Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comments on the Topic of Facilitating Access to the Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Other Persons with Disabilities." The Copyright Office and USPTO published the Notice of Inquiry on March 26, 2009 and a Supplemental Notice on April 17, 2009. Initial comments were due on April 21, 2009. The deadline has been extended to April 28, 2009, at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). Reply comments were due on May 4, 2009. The deadline has been extended to May 12, 2009, at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). www.copyright.gov/docs/sccr/comments/.

Calendar


April 28

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 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 12

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

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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