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  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 671
    NewsNet Issue 671June 22, 2017 Copyright Office Releases Report on Section 1201   The U.S. Copyright Office today released a report entitled "Section 1201 of Title 17." The report details the findings of the Office’s study of section 1201—the first comprehensive public study of that provision since it was enacted nearly twenty years ago. Section 1201 provides legal protection for technological protection measures (TPMs) used by copyright owners to prevent unauthorized access to or use of their works. The report addresses a variety of issues raised by stakeholders over the course of the study, including consumer issues, the need for new or amended statutory exemptions, the triennial rulemaking process governing temporary exemptions, and the prohibitions on trafficking in tools designed to circumvent TPMs.   The Office does not recommend altering the basic framework of section 1201, concluding that its overall structure and scope remain sound. The Office does, however, recommend certain legislative updates, including expanding existing provisions that allow circumvention of TPMs for security and encryption research and adding new provisions to allow circumvention for other purposes, such as the use of assistive reading technologies and the repair of devices. The Office also recommends an amendment to give the Librarian of Congress discretion to authorize third parties to assist the beneficiaries of temporary exemptions granted via the statute’s triennial rulemaking proceeding. In addition, the Office has identified changes it can make under the current regulatory framework to streamline the process for renewing exemptions and otherwise improve upon the rulemaking process for greater efficiency and public participation.   The full report is available on the Copyright Office’s website at https://www.copyright.gov/policy/1201/.        
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 670
    NewsNet Issue 670June 19, 2017 Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium The U.S. Copyright Office today announces the posting of redlines comparing the current version of Compendium of Copyright Office Practices (Third), which was released December 22, 2014, and the public draft of Compendium (Third), which was released June 1, 2017. The redlines are available on the revision history portion of the Compendium webpage. They are intended to assist members of the public in understanding the amendments and revisions contained in the public draft. The Office previously released a list of all sections that have been added, amended, or removed in this update, and a set of release notes providing a brief summary of the substantive revisions. The Office has extended the deadline to provide comments until July 30, 2017. Comments may be submitted on the Office’s website.        
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 669
    NewsNet Issue 669June 15, 2017 Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration The U.S. Copyright Office announces that, as of July 17, it will for the first time begin accepting applications for supplementary copyright registration—used to correct or amplify information set forth in a basic registration—through the Office’s online registration system. Applicants will generally be required to file applications for supplementary registration online. The Office has also made other changes to the practices relating to supplementary registration, described in a final rule published in the Federal Register today. To help ease the transition to online filing, the Office will provide guidance in updates to the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, as well as an online tutorial.   
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