Study on the Right of Making Available; Comments and Public Roundtable
The United States Copyright Office is undertaking a study at the request of Congress to assess the state of U.S. law recognizing and protecting ``making available'' and ``communication to the public'' rights for copyright holders. The Office is requesting public comments on how the existing bundle of rights under Title 17 covers the making available and communication to the public rights, how foreign laws have addressed such rights, and the feasibility and necessity of amending U.S. law to strengthen or clarify our law in this area. The Copyright Office also will hold a public roundtable to discuss these topics and to provide a forum for interested parties to address the issues raised by the comments received.
Orphan Works and Mass Digitization; Request for Additional Comments and Announcement of Public Roundtables
The U.S. Copyright Office will host public roundtable discussions and seeks further comments on potential legislative solutions for orphan works and mass digitization under U.S. copyright law. The meetings and comments will provide an opportunity for interested parties to address new legal developments as well as issues raised by comments provided in response to the Office's previous Notice of Inquiry.
Reengineering of Recordation of Documents
The United States Copyright Office will be holding three public meetings in connection with its project of reengineering the recordation of documents pertaining to copyrights. A Notice of Inquiry in connection with this project was published in the Federal Register on January 15, 2014, see Strategic Plan for Recordation of Documents, 79 FR 2696 (January 15, 2014), and is available at http:// www.copyright.gov/docs/recordation. Comments on that Notice of Inquiry are due by March 15, 2014. The public meetings will be held following the end of that comment period, on March 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California; on March 26, 2014 in Santa Clara County, California; and on March 28, 2014 in New York, New York.