Copyright Office Announces Location Changes for Section 512 Roundtables
Issue No. 620 - April 22, 2016
The locations of the section 512 public roundtables in New York and California, announced in the Office’s March 18, 2016, Notice of Public Roundtables, have been changed to larger venues. The New York roundtable taking place on May 2 and 3 will now be held in room 506 of the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, 40 Centre Street, New York, New York 10007. For the New York roundtable, sessions 1-4 will be held on Monday, May 2 and sessions 5-7, as well as an additional closing session to hear from observers, will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The roundtables will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on both days.
The California roundtable taking place on May 12 and 13 will now be held in courtroom 4 of the Ninth Circuit’s James R. Browning Courthouse, 95 Seventh Street, San Francisco, California 94103. For the California roundtable, sessions 1-4 will be held on Thursday, May 12 and sessions 5-7, as well as an additional closing session to hear from observers, will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016. The roundtables will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on both days.
Please note that the courthouses can be busy. The Office therefore encourages prospective attendees to allow ample time to pass through security (we are advising that you may want to arrive an hour ahead of time). Seating for those wishing to observe the roundtables in New York and California will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. At the New York roundtable, courthouse security does not permit the public to bring in phones or other personal electronic devices. These devices may, however, be stored with court security upon entering. Phones and personal electronic devices are permitted in the courtroom during the San Francisco roundtable.
Federal Register notices announcing the details of these location changes for the New York and California roundtables will be posted on the Office’s Section 512 Study page at http://copyright.gov/policy/section512/.