Notice of Third Public Meeting on Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works, 10048-10050 [2019-05116]

Download as PDF 10048 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2019 / Notices wireless public safety broadband deployment. The FirstNet Board is responsible for providing overall policy direction and oversight of FirstNet to ensure that the nationwide network continuously meets the needs of public safety. II. Structure The FirstNet Board is composed of 15 voting members. The Act names the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the Attorney General of the United States, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget as permanent members of the FirstNet Board. The Secretary of Commerce appoints the twelve nonpermanent members of the FirstNet Board.2 The Act requires each Board member to have experience or expertise in at least one of the following substantive areas: Public safety, network, technical, and/or financial.3 Additionally, the composition of the FirstNet Board must satisfy the other requirements specified in the Act, including that: (i) At least three Board members have served as public safety professionals; (ii) at least three members represent the collective interests of states, localities, tribes, and territories; and (iii) its members reflect geographic and regional, as well as rural and urban, representation.4 An individual Board member may satisfy more than one of these requirements. The current nonpermanent FirstNet Board members are (noting length of term): • Edward Horowitz, Chair, Venture capital/technology executive (Term expires: August 2021) • Teri Takai, Government information technology expert; former CIO, states of Michigan and California (Term expires: August 2019) • Robert Tipton Osterthaler, Business/ technology executive, network (Term expires: January 2021) • Richard Ross, Jr., Police Commissioner, City of Philadelphia (Term expires: January 2021) • Richard W. Stanek, Sheriff, Hennepin County, Minnesota (Term expires: January 2021) • David Zolet, President & CEO, LMI (Term expires: January 2021) • Richard Carrizzo, Fire Chief, Southern Platte Fire Protection District, MO (Term expires August 2021) • Neil E. Cox, Telecommunications/ technology executive (Term expires: August 2021) • Brian Crawford, SVP and Chief Administrative Officer for Willis2 47 U.S.C. 1424(b). U.S.C. 1424(b)(2)(B). 4 47 U.S.C. 1424(b)(2)(A). 3 47 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Mar 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 Knighton Health System/former Fire Chief and municipal government executive (Term expires: August 2021) • Billy Hewes, Mayor of Gulfport, MS (Term expires: August 2021) • Paul Patrick, Division Director, Family Health and Preparedness, Utah Department of Health (Term expires: August 2021) • Brigadier General Welton Chase, Retired, U. S. Army, Army Information Technology (Term expires: September 2021) More information about the FirstNet Board is available at www.firstnet.gov/ about/Board. Board members are appointed for a term of three years, and Board members may not serve more than two consecutive full three-year terms.5 III. Compensation and Status as Government Employees FirstNet Board members are appointed as special government employees. FirstNet Board members are compensated at the daily rate of basic pay for level IV of the Executive Schedule (approximately $164,200 per year).6 Each Board member must be a United States citizen, cannot be a registered lobbyist, and cannot be a registered agent of, employed by, or receive payments from a foreign government.7 IV. Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest FirstNet Board members must comply with certain federal conflict of interest statutes and ethics regulations, including some financial disclosure requirements. A FirstNet Board member will generally be prohibited from participating on any particular matter that will have a direct and predictable effect on his or her personal financial interests or on the interests of the appointee’s spouse, minor children, or non-federal employer. V. Selection Process At the direction of the Secretary of Commerce, NTIA will conduct outreach to the public safety community, state and local organizations, and industry to solicit nominations for candidates to the Board who satisfy the statutory requirements for membership. In addition, by this Notice, the Secretary of Commerce, through NTIA, will accept expressions of interest until April 18, 5 47 U.S.C. 1424(c)(2)(A)(ii). U.S.C. 1424(g). 7 See, Revised Guidance on Appointment of Lobbyists to Federal Advisory Committees, Boards, and Commissions, Office of Management and Budget, 79 FR 47482 (Aug. 13, 2014). 6 47 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2019, from any individual, or any organization that wishes to propose a candidate, who satisfies the statutory requirements for membership on the FirstNet Board. All parties wishing to be considered should submit their full name, address, telephone number, email address, a current resume, and a statement of qualifications that references how the candidate satisfies the Act’s expertise, representational, and geographic requirements for FirstNet Board membership, as described in this Notice, along with a statement describing why they want to serve on the FirstNet Board and affirming their ability and availability to take a regular and active role in the Board’s work. The Secretary of Commerce will select FirstNet Board candidates based on the eligibility requirements in the Act and recommendations submitted by NTIA. NTIA will recommend candidates based on an assessment of their qualifications as well as their demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative way to achieve the goals and objectives of FirstNet as set forth in the Act. NTIA may consult with FirstNet Board members or executives in making its recommendation. Board candidates will be vetted through the Department of Commerce and are subject to an appropriate background check for security clearance. Dated: March 13, 2019. Kathy Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–05076 Filed 3–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–10–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office National Telecommunications and Information Administration [Docket No.: PTO–C–2019–0004] Notice of Third Public Meeting on Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce; National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce’s internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) will hold a conference at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) facility in Alexandria, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2019 / Notices Virginia, on March 28, 2019, to discuss current initiatives and technologies used to develop a more robust and collaborative digital marketplace for copyrighted works. In the previous public comments and meetings, the Task Force heard from stakeholders that the government can play a useful role by facilitating dialogues between and among industry sectors and by convening stakeholder groups to make recommendations on specific issues. Based on this feedback, the Task Force is organizing this meeting to build on the work of the prior meetings and continue to facilitate constructive, crossindustry dialogue about ways to promote a robust and collaborative online marketplace for copyrighted works. DATES: The public meeting will be held on March 28, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the Clara Barton Auditorium (formerly the Madison Auditorium), which is located at 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. All major entrances to the building are accessible to people with disabilities. In addition, the meeting will be webcast for public viewing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the meeting, contact Kortney Hammonds or Susan Allen, Office of Policy and International Affairs, USPTO, Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone (571) 272–9300; email Kortney.Hammonds@uspto.gov or Susan.Allen@uspto.gov. Please direct all media inquiries to the Office of the Chief Communications Officer, USPTO, at (571) 272–8400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background A. Ongoing Government Engagement Relating to Copyright in the Digital Economy The Department of Commerce established the Task Force in 2010 to identify leading public policy and operational issues affecting the U.S. private sector’s ability to realize the potential for economic growth and job creation through the internet. The Task Force’s July 2013 report Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper) 1 was the product of extensive public 1 The Green Paper is available at http:// www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/news/ publications/copyrightgreenpaper.pdf. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Mar 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 consultations led by the USPTO and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The Green Paper devoted a chapter to ‘‘Ensuring an Efficient Online Marketplace,’’ which looked at thencurrent examples of digital licensing options, as well as impediments to their development and adoption. Such challenges included the complexity of licensing in the online environment, mapping old contracts to new uses, and cross-border licensing. The Green Paper concluded that, while the private sector would continue to make progress towards resolving online licensing issues, there may be ways in which the U.S. Government could play a helpful role on both the domestic and international fronts. Over the subsequent five years, the Task Force has solicited comments and convened public meetings to further discuss these issues. On December 9, 2016, the Task Force held a meeting that was designed to facilitate constructive, cross-industry dialogue among stakeholders about ways to promote a more robust and collaborative online marketplace for copyrighted works. On January 25, 2018, the Task Force’s meeting included panels on identification, registries, and licensing and international perspectives. These two meetings responded to stakeholder comments that the government can play a useful role by facilitating dialogues between and among industry sectors and by convening stakeholder groups to make recommendations on specific issues. They focused on initiatives in this space that relate to standards development, interoperability across digital registries, and cross-industry collaboration, to understand the current state of affairs, identify challenges, and discuss paths forward. They also provided an opportunity to explore potential approaches to the future adoption and integration of relevant emerging technologies into the online marketplace, such as blockchain technology and open-source platforms. The Task Force notes that the United States Copyright Office is engaged in several endeavors that may inform this March event. In support of its statutory work, the Copyright Office is currently engaged in: (1) Developing a new enterprise copyright system to improve the current registration system and revolutionize the current paper-based system of recordation of documents; 2 2 U.S. Copyright Office, Modified U.S. Copyright Office Provisional IT Modernization Plan: Analysis of Shared Services, Support Requirements, and Modernization Efforts (2017), at https:// PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10049 (2) continuing its multiyear project converting the extensive, paper-based pre-1978 historical records into digital format for improved public access, enhanced online search capabilities, and continued record preservation, including releases of a Virtual Card Catalog proof of concept; 3 (3) implementing various elements of the new Music Modernization Act (MMA), a major legislative change updating the music licensing system; 4 (4) producing policy studies that address issues affecting online licensing and related issues, ranging from recordation 5 to music licensing 6 to the right of making available 7 to visual works; 8 and (5) issuing notices of inquiry, notices of proposed rulemakings and final rules on numerous areas addressing registration 9 and recordation practices in order to improve both office practices and the copyright marketplace.10 B. The Focus of This Meeting In the previous public comments and meetings, the Task Force heard from stakeholders that the government can play a useful role by facilitating dialogues between and among industry sectors and by convening stakeholder groups to make recommendations on specific issues. Based on this feedback, the Task Force is organizing this meeting to build on the work of the prior meetings and continue to facilitate constructive, cross-industry dialogue about ways to promote a robust and collaborative online marketplace for www.copyright.gov/reports/itplan/modifiedmodernization-plan.pdf; see also the Office’s web page on Copyright Modernization at https:// www.copyright.gov/copyright-modernization/. 3 U.S. Copyright Office, Virtual Card Catalog (VCC) Proof of Concept, at https:// vcc.copyright.gov/. 4 U.S. Copyright Office, Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, at https:// www.copyright.gov/music-modernization/. 5 U.S. Copyright Office, Transforming Document Recordation at the United States Copyright Office (2014), at https://www.copyright.gov/docs/ recordation/recordation-report.pdf. 6 U.S. Copyright Office, Copyright and the Music Marketplace (2015), at https://www.copyright.gov/ policy/musiclicensingstudy/copyright-and-themusic-marketplace.pdf. 7 U.S. Copyright Office, The Making Available Right in the United States (2016), at https:// www.copyright.gov/docs/making_available/makingavailable-right.pdf. 8 U.S. Copyright Office, Letters to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on Copyright and Visual Works: The Legal Landscape of Opportunities and Challenges (2019), at https:// www.copyright.gov/policy/visualworks/. 9 See U.S. Copyright Office, Registration Modernization, 83 FR 52336 (Oct. 17, 2018), see also at https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/regmodernization/. 10 For a list of the U.S. Copyright Office’s open and closed rulemakings, see the Copyright Office’s web page at https://www.copyright.gov/ rulemaking/. E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 10050 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2019 / Notices copyrighted works. We will discuss the potential for interoperability across digital registries and standards work in this field, and consider how the relevant emerging technologies (e.g., blockchain technology, artificial intelligence) are developing. We will also explore potential approaches to their future adoption and integration into the online marketplace. Topics to be covered will include: (1) Initiatives to advance the digital content marketplace, with a focus on standards, interoperability, and digital registries and database initiatives to track ownership and usage rights; (2) innovative technologies designed to improve the ways consumers access and use different types of digital content (e.g., photos, film, music); (3) ways that different sectors can collaborate to promote a robust interconnected digital content marketplace; and (4) the role of government in facilitating such initiatives and technological development. Members of the public will have opportunities to participate at the meeting. C. Public Meeting On March 28, 2019, the Task Force will hold a public meeting to hear stakeholder input and to consider future work in this area. The event will facilitate participation and dialogue among interested stakeholders, including creators, right holders, and online services that produce and distribute copyright protected digital content, as well as technologists, cultural heritage institutions, public interest groups, and academics. The meeting will be webcast. The agenda and webcast information will be available no later than the week prior to the meeting on the internet Policy Task Force website, at https:// www.ntia.doc.gov/internetpolicy taskforce, and the USPTO’s website at http://bit.ly/2HcY5VU. The meeting will be open to members of the public to attend, space permitting, on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration for the meeting, which is not mandatory, is available at http://bit.ly/2HcY5VU. The meeting will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation, such as sign language interpretation, real-time captioning of the webcast or other ancillary aids, should communicate their needs to Kortney Hammonds, Office of Policy and International Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone (571) 272–9300; email Kortney.Hammonds@USPTO.gov, at VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Mar 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 least seven business days prior to the meeting. Dated: March 14, 2019. Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, United States Patent and Trademark Office. David J. Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–05116 Filed 3–18–19; 8:45 am] an announcement of the change, along with the new time, date, or place of the meeting, will be posted on the Commission’s website. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, 202–418–5964. Dated: March 14, 2019. Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–05221 Filed 3–15–19; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 25, 2019. PLACE: CFTC Headquarters, Lobby-Level Hearing Room, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC. STATUS: Open. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CFTC’’) will hold this meeting to consider the following matters: • Amendment to the Comparability Determination for Japan: Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants; • Comparability Determination for Australia: Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants; • Final Rule Amending Regulations on Segregation of Assets Held as Collateral in Uncleared Swap Transactions; • Final Rule Regarding the De Minimis Exception to the Swap Dealer Definition—Swaps Entered into by Insured Depository Institutions in Connection with Loans to Customers; • Final Rule Regarding Financial Surveillance Examination Program Requirements for Self-Regulatory Organizations; • Brexit-Related Updates to Memoranda of Understanding and Related Side Letters with the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority; and • Interim Final Rule Regarding Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants in Light of Brexit. The agenda for this meeting will be available to the public and posted on the Commission’s website at https:// www.cftc.gov. In the event that the time, date, or place of this meeting changes, TIME AND DATE: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Commission Agenda and Priorities; Notice of Hearing U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice of public hearing. AGENCY: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission) will conduct a public hearing to receive views from all interested parties about the Commission’s agenda and priorities for fiscal year 2020, which begins on October 1, 2019, and for fiscal year 2021, which begins on October 1, 2020. We invite members of the public to participate. Written comments and oral presentations concerning the Commission’s agenda and priorities for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 will become part of the public record. DATES: The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. on May 1, 2019, and will conclude the same day. Requests to make oral presentations and the written text of any oral presentations must be received by the Division of the Secretariat not later than 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on April 17, 2019. The Commission will accept written comments as well. These also must be received by the Division of the Secretariat not later than 5 p.m. EDT on April 17, 2019. ADDRESSES: The hearing will be in the Hearing Room, 4th Floor of the Bethesda Towers Building, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Requests to make oral presentations, and texts of oral presentations and written comments should be captioned, ‘‘Agenda and Priorities FY 2020 and/or 2021,’’ and sent by electronic mail (email) to: cpsc-os@cpsc.gov, or mailed or delivered to the Division of the Secretariat, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Requests and written comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT on April 17, 2019. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

[Docket No.: PTO-C-2019-0004]


Notice of Third Public Meeting on Developing the Digital 
Marketplace for Copyrighted Works

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of 
Commerce; National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce's internet Policy Task Force (Task 
Force) will hold a conference at the United States Patent and Trademark 
Office (USPTO) facility in Alexandria,

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Virginia, on March 28, 2019, to discuss current initiatives and 
technologies used to develop a more robust and collaborative digital 
marketplace for copyrighted works. In the previous public comments and 
meetings, the Task Force heard from stakeholders that the government 
can play a useful role by facilitating dialogues between and among 
industry sectors and by convening stakeholder groups to make 
recommendations on specific issues. Based on this feedback, the Task 
Force is organizing this meeting to build on the work of the prior 
meetings and continue to facilitate constructive, cross-industry 
dialogue about ways to promote a robust and collaborative online 
marketplace for copyrighted works.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on March 28, 2019, from 9:00 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. Registration will begin at 
8:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the United States Patent 
and Trademark Office in the Clara Barton Auditorium (formerly the 
Madison Auditorium), which is located at 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, 
Virginia 22314. All major entrances to the building are accessible to 
people with disabilities. In addition, the meeting will be webcast for 
public viewing.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the 
meeting, contact Kortney Hammonds or Susan Allen, Office of Policy and 
International Affairs, USPTO, Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street, 
Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone (571) 272-9300; email 
Kortney.Hammonds@uspto.gov or Susan.Allen@uspto.gov. Please direct all 
media inquiries to the Office of the Chief Communications Officer, 
USPTO, at (571) 272-8400.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

A. Ongoing Government Engagement Relating to Copyright in the Digital 
Economy

    The Department of Commerce established the Task Force in 2010 to 
identify leading public policy and operational issues affecting the 
U.S. private sector's ability to realize the potential for economic 
growth and job creation through the internet. The Task Force's July 
2013 report Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital 
Economy (Green Paper) \1\ was the product of extensive public 
consultations led by the USPTO and the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration (NTIA).
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    \1\ The Green Paper is available at http://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/news/publications/copyrightgreenpaper.pdf.
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    The Green Paper devoted a chapter to ``Ensuring an Efficient Online 
Marketplace,'' which looked at then-current examples of digital 
licensing options, as well as impediments to their development and 
adoption. Such challenges included the complexity of licensing in the 
online environment, mapping old contracts to new uses, and cross-border 
licensing. The Green Paper concluded that, while the private sector 
would continue to make progress towards resolving online licensing 
issues, there may be ways in which the U.S. Government could play a 
helpful role on both the domestic and international fronts. Over the 
subsequent five years, the Task Force has solicited comments and 
convened public meetings to further discuss these issues.
    On December 9, 2016, the Task Force held a meeting that was 
designed to facilitate constructive, cross-industry dialogue among 
stakeholders about ways to promote a more robust and collaborative 
online marketplace for copyrighted works. On January 25, 2018, the Task 
Force's meeting included panels on identification, registries, and 
licensing and international perspectives. These two meetings responded 
to stakeholder comments that the government can play a useful role by 
facilitating dialogues between and among industry sectors and by 
convening stakeholder groups to make recommendations on specific 
issues. They focused on initiatives in this space that relate to 
standards development, interoperability across digital registries, and 
cross-industry collaboration, to understand the current state of 
affairs, identify challenges, and discuss paths forward. They also 
provided an opportunity to explore potential approaches to the future 
adoption and integration of relevant emerging technologies into the 
online marketplace, such as blockchain technology and open-source 
platforms.
    The Task Force notes that the United States Copyright Office is 
engaged in several endeavors that may inform this March event. In 
support of its statutory work, the Copyright Office is currently 
engaged in: (1) Developing a new enterprise copyright system to improve 
the current registration system and revolutionize the current paper-
based system of recordation of documents; \2\ (2) continuing its 
multiyear project converting the extensive, paper-based pre-1978 
historical records into digital format for improved public access, 
enhanced online search capabilities, and continued record preservation, 
including releases of a Virtual Card Catalog proof of concept; \3\ (3) 
implementing various elements of the new Music Modernization Act (MMA), 
a major legislative change updating the music licensing system; \4\ (4) 
producing policy studies that address issues affecting online licensing 
and related issues, ranging from recordation \5\ to music licensing \6\ 
to the right of making available \7\ to visual works; \8\ and (5) 
issuing notices of inquiry, notices of proposed rulemakings and final 
rules on numerous areas addressing registration \9\ and recordation 
practices in order to improve both office practices and the copyright 
marketplace.\10\
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    \2\ U.S. Copyright Office, Modified U.S. Copyright Office 
Provisional IT Modernization Plan: Analysis of Shared Services, 
Support Requirements, and Modernization Efforts (2017), at https://www.copyright.gov/reports/itplan/modified-modernization-plan.pdf; 
see also the Office's web page on Copyright Modernization at https://www.copyright.gov/copyright-modernization/.
    \3\ U.S. Copyright Office, Virtual Card Catalog (VCC) Proof of 
Concept, at https://vcc.copyright.gov/.
    \4\ U.S. Copyright Office, Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music 
Modernization Act, at https://www.copyright.gov/music-modernization/.
    \5\ U.S. Copyright Office, Transforming Document Recordation at 
the United States Copyright Office (2014), at https://www.copyright.gov/docs/recordation/recordation-report.pdf.
    \6\ U.S. Copyright Office, Copyright and the Music Marketplace 
(2015), at https://www.copyright.gov/policy/musiclicensingstudy/copyright-and-the-music-marketplace.pdf.
    \7\ U.S. Copyright Office, The Making Available Right in the 
United States (2016), at https://www.copyright.gov/docs/making_available/making-available-right.pdf.
    \8\ U.S. Copyright Office, Letters to the House and Senate 
Judiciary Committees on Copyright and Visual Works: The Legal 
Landscape of Opportunities and Challenges (2019), at https://www.copyright.gov/policy/visualworks/.
    \9\ See U.S. Copyright Office, Registration Modernization, 83 FR 
52336 (Oct. 17, 2018), see also at https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/reg-modernization/.
    \10\ For a list of the U.S. Copyright Office's open and closed 
rulemakings, see the Copyright Office's web page at https://www.copyright.gov/ rulemaking/.
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B. The Focus of This Meeting

    In the previous public comments and meetings, the Task Force heard 
from stakeholders that the government can play a useful role by 
facilitating dialogues between and among industry sectors and by 
convening stakeholder groups to make recommendations on specific 
issues. Based on this feedback, the Task Force is organizing this 
meeting to build on the work of the prior meetings and continue to 
facilitate constructive, cross-industry dialogue about ways to promote 
a robust and collaborative online marketplace for

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copyrighted works. We will discuss the potential for interoperability 
across digital registries and standards work in this field, and 
consider how the relevant emerging technologies (e.g., blockchain 
technology, artificial intelligence) are developing. We will also 
explore potential approaches to their future adoption and integration 
into the online marketplace.
    Topics to be covered will include: (1) Initiatives to advance the 
digital content marketplace, with a focus on standards, 
interoperability, and digital registries and database initiatives to 
track ownership and usage rights; (2) innovative technologies designed 
to improve the ways consumers access and use different types of digital 
content (e.g., photos, film, music); (3) ways that different sectors 
can collaborate to promote a robust interconnected digital content 
marketplace; and (4) the role of government in facilitating such 
initiatives and technological development. Members of the public will 
have opportunities to participate at the meeting.

C. Public Meeting

    On March 28, 2019, the Task Force will hold a public meeting to 
hear stakeholder input and to consider future work in this area. The 
event will facilitate participation and dialogue among interested 
stakeholders, including creators, right holders, and online services 
that produce and distribute copyright protected digital content, as 
well as technologists, cultural heritage institutions, public interest 
groups, and academics.
    The meeting will be webcast. The agenda and webcast information 
will be available no later than the week prior to the meeting on the 
internet Policy Task Force website, at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/internetpolicytaskforce, and the USPTO's website at http://bit.ly/2HcY5VU.
    The meeting will be open to members of the public to attend, space 
permitting, on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration 
for the meeting, which is not mandatory, is available at http://bit.ly/2HcY5VU. The meeting will be physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation, such as sign 
language interpretation, real-time captioning of the webcast or other 
ancillary aids, should communicate their needs to Kortney Hammonds, 
Office of Policy and International Affairs, United States Patent and 
Trademark Office, Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, 
Virginia 22314; telephone (571) 272-9300; email 
Kortney.Hammonds@USPTO.gov, at least seven business days prior to the 
meeting.

    Dated: March 14, 2019.
Andrei Iancu,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office, United States Patent and 
Trademark Office.
David J. Redl,
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration.
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