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Issue 441 - December 1, 2011 

Copyright Office Launches Blog about Digitization of Pre-1978 Records

The Copyright Office launched a new blog today to encourage discussion about the Copyright Digitization and Public Access Project. The multiyear project will make records from 1870 through 1977 (some 70 million in total) available in a searchable database already containing entries from 1978 to the present. Many of the pre-1978 records remain relevant today in determining the copyright status of works, but determining the best way to make them available to the public is a complex challenge. Blog posts will highlight project plans and progress and invite feedback, allowing readers to participate in the development of the database. (Read or subscribe to blog.)


December 1, 2011 Due date for comments on exemption to prohibition on circumvention of copyright protection systems for access control technologies
December 8, 2011 Due date for objections to newly designated specialty stations
December 27, 2011

Due date for reply comments on updating regulations governing designation of online service agents

January 9, 2012 Due date for objections to newly designated specialty stations
January 9, 2012 Due date for responses to any of the MPAA objections
January 16, 2012

Due date for comments on small copyright claims

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