United States Copyright Office 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Study on the Right of Making Available; Comments and Public Roundtable
Document Number: 2014-04104
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, United States Copyright Office
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.