Copyright Exceptions for Libraries in the Digital Age: Section 108 Reform, RESCHEDULED
Issue No. 475 - November 15, 2012

The Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School and the U.S. Copyright Office have announced that the public symposium on reform of Section 108 of the Copyright Act will take place on Friday, February 8, 2013. The symposium, originally scheduled for November 2, 2012, but postponed due to Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, will feature a variety of speakers discussing 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 Richard 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: