Section 512 Study Public Roundtable Request to Participate

The U.S. Copyright Office will hold a public roundtable for its study on section 512 on April 8, 2019, at the Library of Congress’s Madison Building in Washington, D.C. The roundtable hearing room will have a limited number of seats for participants and observers. Therefore, each participating entity may designate only one individual to represent it on a particular roundtable session. Depending on the number of requests received, however, a single entity may participate in more than one session. The Office will attempt to accommodate preferences to the greatest extent possible while allowing for a maximum number of viewpoints.

If you are interested in participating in one or more roundtable sessions as a speaker/participant, please provide the information requested in the form below. If more than one individual seeks to participate on behalf of a particular entity, each such individual should complete and submit a participation form. Forms should be submitted electronically through this website no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 15, 2019. If an individual is unable to submit the form electronically, please contact Cindy Abramson at [email protected], Kevin Amer at [email protected], or Kimberley Isbell at [email protected] for further instructions.

Note: Use this form only to indicate that you wish to participate in a public roundtable. For those who wish to observe the roundtable without participating at the table, the Office will provide public seating on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the roundtable. Because space is limited and to allow for a diverse audience, we ask that entities limit observers to one per session.

We apologize in advance if the room reaches its capacity and we are required to deny admittance to late-comers. The proceedings will be recorded and transcribed for the record. Both the recording and the transcription will be posted on the Copyright Office website when they become available. Participants will be asked to complete a release form for the video recording by April 5, 2019.

Participant Information

Street Address
Address Line 2
ZIP or postal code

If another individual from the same entity also wishes to participate, please provide that person's name (each individual seeking to participate must submit a separate form).

Rank the sessions by order of your level of interest, with 1 being the session you are most interested in. If there is a session that you are not interested in, leave the space next to that panel blank.

Interest Level

Session 1: Domestic Case Law Developments

This session will explore domestic case law developments since 2017 interpreting the section 512 safe harbors.

Session 2: International Developments

This session will explore international developments since 2017 related to addressing liability for infringing content online

Provide a brief explanation as to why you wish to participate in the public roundtables, including, if you would like, why you are interested in specific panels.

Clicking "submit" will file your request with the U.S. Copyright Office. The next screen will display a printable page showing the complete information you entered. You will also receive an email copy of your request.

The Office will review these requests and develop a list of selected participants for each session. Selected participants will be notified directly by the Office. The Office will post the agenda for the roundtable, including the participants for each session, on this page on or about April 1, 2019.