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In an effort to redefine legal excellence, Gonzalo Law LLC believes it is important to be knowledgeable on local and international current events. These news events often result in changes to the laws that affect our clients. In order to provide additional resources to our clients, we provide access to the following U.S. and International news sources. These resources are for informational purposes only.Please note that although we do check that all news comes from a reliable source, Gonzalo Law LLC does not guarantee the accuracy of the reported news. In addition, the views and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the firm. Gonzalo Law LLC does not have any direct association with the following independent news providers.

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  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 770
    NewsNet Issue 770May 31, 2019 Copyright Office Announces Open Application Period for Ringer Fellowships The United States Copyright Office is now accepting applications for the Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program. This fellowship, which runs eighteen- to twenty-four months, was created for attorneys in the initial stages of their careers who demonstrate exceptional ability and interest in copyright law. Ringer Fellows work closely with senior attorneys and others in the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Policy and International Affairs, the Office of the Register, and the Office of Registration Policy and Practice on a range of copyright-related law and policy matters. Ringer Fellows serve as full-time federal employees for the term of their fellowships and are eligible for salary and benefits as permitted under federal law. Additional details about the Ringer Fellowship, including the application process, can be found on the Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program website. Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2019.    
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 769
    NewsNet Issue 769May 20, 2019 Copyright Office Institutes New Group Registration Procedure for Works on an Album The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to create a new group registration option for musical works, sound recordings, and certain other works contained on an album.  The proposed rule will expand the registration options currently available to register multiple musical works or sound recordings under one application by adding an option to be known as “Group Registration for Works on an Album of Music” or “GRAM.” In particular, this proposed group registration option will permit the registration of multiple musical works and/or sound recordings distributed together using a single electronic application, regardless whether such distribution occurs via physical or digital media.  The Office proposes these changes to encourage broader participation in the registration system by reducing registration burdens on applicants, and seeks public comments on this proposed rulemaking.   The notice of proposed rulemaking and instructions on how to submit a comment are available here. Written comments in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking published on May 20, 2019 must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 19, 2019.    
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 768
    NewsNet Issue 768May 17, 2019 Copyright Office Announces Third Modernization Webinar The Copyright Office will host its third public modernization webinar on May 30, 2019, at noon eastern time. This webinar will focus on how data management will be applied in relation to copyright data and modernization. As the Copyright Office modernizes, we’re taking a close look at how we handle our data. The better we manage data, the more effective we’ll be in making decisions. One of our most important goals is to offer quick and easy access to accurate copyright information. Good data management helps make that possible. Suman Shukla, who serves as the Copyright Office’s Data Management section head, will discuss standards for collecting, storing, and analyzing data to better serve the public. Participants must
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