Copyright Office Hosts Standard Technical Measures Discussion
Issue No. 849 - September 8, 2020
As noted in the Copyright Office’s report, Section 512 of Title 17, the Office believes that the identification of standard technical measures (STMs) may improve the overall functioning of the notice-and-takedown system. The Office is building upon the report’s recommendations by holding a series of online discussions to lay the groundwork for sustained engagement on STMs.
All of the meetings for the STM Discussion Event are open to the public; however, attendees must register for each session they wish to attend.
Standard Technical Measures: Legal Foundation
When: Tuesday, September 22, 2:00–3:30 p.m. eastern time
Description: The first session in the series will identify the current legal scope and accompanying obligations of an STM and any statutory obstacles for identifying or adopting an STM.
Current Technologies and Their STM Potential
When: Wednesday, September 23, 2:00–3:30 p.m. eastern time
Description: This session will seek to showcase current technologies in use, how they work, their benefits, their limitations, and their potential for designation as a standard technical measure. The session will also seek to identify technological and other hurdles to the adoption and implementation of potential STMs, as well as the likely impacts of STMs on online service provider business models and users’ interest.
Standard Technical Measures: Looking Forward
When: Tuesday, September 29, 2:00–3:30 p.m. eastern time
Description: The final session for the event will review the conclusions from the previous two sessions, as well as recommendations from Section 512 of Title 17. The session will look for agreement on the next steps in identifying and adopting STMs to improve the functioning of the section 512 framework.