Registration and Recordation Program
The Copyright Office is making non-substantive amendments to its regulations to reflect a reorganization that has moved the Recordation function from the Visual Arts and Recordation Division of the Registration and Recordation Program to the Information and Records Division. As a result of this reorganization, the name of the Registration and Recordation Program has been changed to the Registration Program.
Section 302 Report
In Section 302 of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act, Congress directed the Copyright Office (``Office'') to prepare a report addressing possible mechanisms, methods, and recommendations for phasing out the statutory licensing requirements set forth in Sections 111, 119, and 122 of the Copyright Act. The Office published a Notice of Inquiry (``NOI'') in the Federal Register, seeking comments on issues related to Section 302. 76 FR 11816 (March 3, 2011). The Office announces that it will hold a public hearing on the issues raised by the NOI on June 10, 2011.
Federal Copyright Protection of Sound Recordings Fixed Before February 15, 1972
The Copyright Office will host a public meeting to discuss the desirability and means of bringing sound recordings fixed before February 15, 1972 under Federal jurisdiction. The meeting will provide a forum, in the form of a roundtable discussion, for interested parties to address the legal, policy, and factual questions raised so far regarding pre-1972 sound recordings. It will take place on June 2 and 3, 2011 at the Copyright Office in Washington, DC. In order to participate in the meeting, interested parties should submit a request via the Copyright Office Web site.