Software-Enabled Consumer Products Study and Section 1201 Study: Announcement of Public Roundtables, 17206-17207 [2016-06925]

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[FR Doc. 2016–06900 Filed 3–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Office [Docket Nos. 2015–6, 2015–8] Software-Enabled Consumer Products Study and Section 1201 Study: Announcement of Public Roundtables U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of public roundtables. AGENCY: The United States Copyright Office has issued Notices of Inquiry (‘‘NOIs’’) announcing separate public studies on software-enabled consumer products and section 1201 of title 17. In addition to soliciting written comments on these issues, the Office is now announcing public roundtables for these studies to provide forums for interested members of the public to address the issues set forth in the NOIs. DATES AND ADDRESSES: Public roundtables for the above-referenced Copyright Office studies will be held on the dates and at the locations provided below. The roundtables for the two studies are being held on consecutive dates in each location to accommodate parties who may have an interest in attending both. Software-Enabled Consumer Products Study: For its study on software-enabled consumer products, the Office will hold public roundtables in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA. The roundtable in Washington will take place on May 18, 2016, at the Library of Congress’s Madison Building, 101 Independence Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Mar 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20540, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. The roundtable in San Francisco will take place on May 24, 2016, at Hastings School of Law, 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Section 1201 Study: Likewise, for its study on section 1201, the Office will hold public roundtables in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA. The roundtable in Washington will take place on May 19 and May 20, 2016, at the Library of Congress’s Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20540, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. on the first day, and from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m. on the second day. The roundtable in San Francisco will take place on May 25 and May 26, 2016, at Hastings School of Law, 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. on the first day, and from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m. on the second day. Additional information, including instructions for submitting requests to participate in the roundtables, is available on the Copyright Office Web site at http://copyright.gov/policy/ software/ (software-enabled consumer products) and http://copyright.gov/ policy/1201/ (section 1201). Requests to participate in the roundtables must be received by the Copyright Office by April 18, 2016. If you are unable to access a computer or the internet, please contact the Office using the contact information below for special instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Software-Enabled Consumer Products Study: Sarang V. Damle, Deputy General Counsel, sdam@loc.gov; Catherine Rowland, Senior Advisor to the Register of Copyrights, crowland@loc.gov; or Erik Bertin, Deputy Director of Registration Policy and Practice, ebertin@loc.gov. Section 1201 Study: Regan A. Smith, Associate General Counsel, resm@ loc.gov; or Kevin Amer, Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs, kamer@loc.gov. Each of these persons can be reached by telephone at (202) 707–8350. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Copyright Office is conducting separate studies concerning software-enabled consumer products and section 1201 of title 17. Software-Enabled Consumer Products Study On December 15, 2015, the Copyright Office issued an NOI announcing a study on the role of copyright law with PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 respect to the design, distribution, and use of consumer products that include embedded software. 80 FR 77668. This study is being done at the request of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Consistent with the Committee’s request, the focus of the study is on software contained in consumer products; it is not intended to address more general questions about software and copyright. Section 1201 Study Enacted in 1998 as part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (‘‘DMCA’’), section 1201 prohibits the circumvention of technological measures employed by or on behalf of copyright owners to control access to their works (also known as ‘‘access controls’’), as well as the trafficking in technologies or services that facilitate such circumvention. In addition, section 1201 codifies a triennial rulemaking process through which the Librarian of Congress, upon the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, can grant exemptions to the prohibition on the circumvention of access controls. The Copyright Office issued an NOI soliciting comments on the operation and effectiveness of section 1201 on December 29, 2015. 80 FR 81369. Roundtable Subjects of Inquiry At this time, the Copyright Office is providing notice of its intention to seek further input for these studies through public roundtables to be held on the dates and at the addresses set forth above. The public roundtables will offer an opportunity for interested parties to comment on topics set forth in the NOIs. For the software-enabled consumer products study, the roundtables at each location will consist of sessions on the following topics: (1) The proper role of copyright in protecting software-enabled consumer products; (2) ownership and contractual issues; (3) fair use; and (4) the first sale doctrine, section 117, and other limitations and exceptions. After the final session, the Office will also provide participants and observers with an opportunity to offer additional comments for the record. For the section 1201 study, roundtables at each location will consist of sessions on the following topics: (1) The relationship of section 1201 to copyright infringement, consumer issues, and competition; (2) the rulemaking process—evidentiary and procedural issues; (3) the rulemaking process—renewal of previously granted exemptions; (4) the anti-trafficking prohibitions and third-party assistance for permitted circumvention of technological measures; and (5) E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2016 / Notices permanent exemptions to the prohibition on circumvention. After the final session, the Office will also provide participants and observers with an opportunity to offer additional comments for the record. Each of the roundtable hearing rooms will have a limited number of seats for participants and observers. Public seating for observers will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis on the days of the roundtables. Dated: March 23, 2016. Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office. [FR Doc. 2016–06925 Filed 3–25–16; 8:45 am] Copyright Office could distribute accurately the funds, taking into account prior partial distributions, fund growth through accrued interest, and deductions for Licensing Division costs. MPAA provided the necessary information on December 7, 2015. The Licensing Division staff provided accounting services to assure accurate distribution in accordance with the Judges’ orders. The Licensing Division calculated that, as of February 17, 2016, the total distribution to IPG for each royalty year should be: 2000 2001 2002 2003 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board [Docket No. 2008–2 CRB CD 2000–2003 (Phase II)] Distribution of the 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 Cable Royalty Funds Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Final distribution order. 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BILLING CODE 1410–30–P 1,105,531 Now, therefore, the Judges hereby order that the Licensing Division make final distribution to IPG from the Program Suppliers category for the years 2000 through 2003, inclusive, in the amounts listed, adjusted if necessary to reflect interest accrued or costs incurred from and after February 17, 2016, to the date of distribution. The Judges further order that the Licensing Division distribute simultaneously the remaining funds in the Program Suppliers category for royalty years 2000 through 2003, inclusive, to MPAA, adjusted if necessary to reflect interest accrued or costs incurred from and after February 17, 2016. The Judges further order that IPG and MPAA provide to the Licensing Division all necessary and pertinent information to facilitate the transfer by March 31, 2016. Dated: March 23, 2016. Suzanne M. Barnett, Chief Copyright Royalty Judge. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 59 (Monday, March 28, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-06925]


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

 Copyright Office

[Docket Nos. 2015-6, 2015-8]


Software-Enabled Consumer Products Study and Section 1201 Study: 
Announcement of Public Roundtables

AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Notice of public roundtables.

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SUMMARY: The United States Copyright Office has issued Notices of 
Inquiry (``NOIs'') announcing separate public studies on software-
enabled consumer products and section 1201 of title 17. In addition to 
soliciting written comments on these issues, the Office is now 
announcing public roundtables for these studies to provide forums for 
interested members of the public to address the issues set forth in the 
NOIs.
    DATES AND ADDRESSES: Public roundtables for the above-referenced 
Copyright Office studies will be held on the dates and at the locations 
provided below. The roundtables for the two studies are being held on 
consecutive dates in each location to accommodate parties who may have 
an interest in attending both.
    Software-Enabled Consumer Products Study: For its study on 
software-enabled consumer products, the Office will hold public 
roundtables in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA. The roundtable in 
Washington will take place on May 18, 2016, at the Library of 
Congress's Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue SE., Washington, 
DC 20540, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. The roundtable in 
San Francisco will take place on May 24, 2016, at Hastings School of 
Law, 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, from 9:00 a.m. to 
approximately 5:00 p.m.
    Section 1201 Study: Likewise, for its study on section 1201, the 
Office will hold public roundtables in Washington, DC and San 
Francisco, CA. The roundtable in Washington will take place on May 19 
and May 20, 2016, at the Library of Congress's Madison Building, 101 
Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20540, from 9:00 a.m. to 
approximately 5:00 p.m. on the first day, and from 9:00 a.m. to 
approximately 1:00 p.m. on the second day. The roundtable in San 
Francisco will take place on May 25 and May 26, 2016, at Hastings 
School of Law, 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, from 
9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. on the first day, and from 9:00 
a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m. on the second day.
    Additional information, including instructions for submitting 
requests to participate in the roundtables, is available on the 
Copyright Office Web site at http://copyright.gov/policy/software/ 
(software-enabled consumer products) and http://copyright.gov/policy/1201/ (section 1201). Requests to participate in the roundtables must 
be received by the Copyright Office by April 18, 2016. If you are 
unable to access a computer or the internet, please contact the Office 
using the contact information below for special instructions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Software-Enabled Consumer Products 
Study: Sarang V. Damle, Deputy General Counsel, sdam@loc.gov; Catherine 
Rowland, Senior Advisor to the Register of Copyrights, 
crowland@loc.gov; or Erik Bertin, Deputy Director of Registration 
Policy and Practice, ebertin@loc.gov.
    Section 1201 Study: Regan A. Smith, Associate General Counsel, 
resm@loc.gov; or Kevin Amer, Senior Counsel for Policy and 
International Affairs, kamer@loc.gov.
    Each of these persons can be reached by telephone at (202) 707-
8350.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Copyright Office is conducting separate 
studies concerning software-enabled consumer products and section 1201 
of title 17.

Software-Enabled Consumer Products Study

    On December 15, 2015, the Copyright Office issued an NOI announcing 
a study on the role of copyright law with respect to the design, 
distribution, and use of consumer products that include embedded 
software. 80 FR 77668. This study is being done at the request of the 
United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Consistent with the 
Committee's request, the focus of the study is on software contained in 
consumer products; it is not intended to address more general questions 
about software and copyright.

Section 1201 Study

    Enacted in 1998 as part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 
(``DMCA''), section 1201 prohibits the circumvention of technological 
measures employed by or on behalf of copyright owners to control access 
to their works (also known as ``access controls''), as well as the 
trafficking in technologies or services that facilitate such 
circumvention. In addition, section 1201 codifies a triennial 
rulemaking process through which the Librarian of Congress, upon the 
recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, can grant exemptions to 
the prohibition on the circumvention of access controls. The Copyright 
Office issued an NOI soliciting comments on the operation and 
effectiveness of section 1201 on December 29, 2015. 80 FR 81369.

Roundtable Subjects of Inquiry

    At this time, the Copyright Office is providing notice of its 
intention to seek further input for these studies through public 
roundtables to be held on the dates and at the addresses set forth 
above. The public roundtables will offer an opportunity for interested 
parties to comment on topics set forth in the NOIs.
    For the software-enabled consumer products study, the roundtables 
at each location will consist of sessions on the following topics: (1) 
The proper role of copyright in protecting software-enabled consumer 
products; (2) ownership and contractual issues; (3) fair use; and (4) 
the first sale doctrine, section 117, and other limitations and 
exceptions. After the final session, the Office will also provide 
participants and observers with an opportunity to offer additional 
comments for the record.
    For the section 1201 study, roundtables at each location will 
consist of sessions on the following topics: (1) The relationship of 
section 1201 to copyright infringement, consumer issues, and 
competition; (2) the rulemaking process--evidentiary and procedural 
issues; (3) the rulemaking process--renewal of previously granted 
exemptions; (4) the anti-trafficking prohibitions and third-party 
assistance for permitted circumvention of technological measures; and 
(5)

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permanent exemptions to the prohibition on circumvention. After the 
final session, the Office will also provide participants and observers 
with an opportunity to offer additional comments for the record.
    Each of the roundtable hearing rooms will have a limited number of 
seats for participants and observers. Public seating for observers will 
be provided on a first-come, first-served basis on the days of the 
roundtables.

    Dated: March 23, 2016.
Maria A. Pallante,
Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office.
[FR Doc. 2016-06925 Filed 3-25-16; 8:45 am]
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