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Issue 420 - April 22, 2011 

Copyright Office Publishes Specialty Station List

The Copyright Office is publishing an initial list of television stations listed in filed affidavits in which the owner or licensee of the television station attests that the station qualifies as a specialty station in accordance with the Federal Communications Commission’s definition of specialty station in effect on June 24, 1981. The Office requests that any objections to an owner’s claim of specialty station status be filed with the Copyright Office. The final list shall be used to verify the specialty station status of those television stations identified as such by cable systems on their semi annual statements of account. Comments or objections are due by May 23, 2011. (Read more.)


Calendar

April 25, 2011 Due date for comments on marketplace solutions to statutory licensing. Note: If the federal government is shut down on April 25, 2011, the new deadline for filing reply comments will be 5:00 p.m. on the first business day after the government resumes operation.
May 1, 2011 Effective date of final rule on deposit accounts
May 11, 2011 Due date for notices of participation in public meeting on technical aspects of mandatory deposit of published electronic works available only online
May 23, 2011 Due date for affidavits stating that a television station qualifies as a specialty station
May 24, 2011 Public meeting on technical aspects of mandatory deposit of published electronic works available only online
May 25, 2011 Due date for reply comments on marketplace solutions to statutory licensing
June 2, 2011

Roundtable on copyright protection for pre-1972 sound recordings

June 10, 2011 Hearing on marketplace solutions to statutory licensing

 

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