REMINDER: Registration Open for Section 108 Symposium
Issue No. 485 - January 15 , 2013

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 on Friday, February 8, 2013. The symposium—"Copyright Exceptions for Libraries in the Digital Age: Section 108 Reform" —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 and Laura Gasaway, cochairs of the independent Section 108 Study Group, will join representatives from the library and publishing sectors for the daylong program at Columbia Law School. Registration remains open. To register, go to the Kernochan Center website at For additional information, go to the Copyright Office website at