Copyright Exceptions for Libraries in the Digital Age: Section 108 Reform
Issue No. 468 - October 4, 2012

On November 2, 2012, the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School, in cooperation with the U.S. Copyright Office, will present a public symposium on reform of Section 108 of the Copyright Act. A variety of speakers will discuss legal issues relating to the preservation and digitization activities of libraries in the digital age, as well as appropriate standards for securing and making available copyrighted works. Maria Pallante, Register of Copyrights; Jane Ginsburg, Columbia Professor of Law; Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and Dick Rudick, Co-Chair of the independent Section 108 Study Group, will join representatives from the library and publishing sectors for the daylong program at Columbia Law School. The symposium is part of the Copyright Office's ongoing efforts to review and update copyright exceptions for libraries and archives and to work in partnership with academic institutions. Please visit the Kernochan Center website to register: