Issue 438 -  October 31, 2011


Copyright Office Releases a Preliminary Analysis and Discussion Document on Mass Digitization of Books

The Copyright Office has published a Preliminary Analysis and Discussion Document that addresses the issues raised by the intersection between copyright law and the mass digitization of books. The purpose of the Analysis is to facilitate further discussions among the affected parties and the public – discussions that may encompass a number of possible approaches, including voluntary initiatives, legislative options, or both. The Analysis also identifies questions to consider in determining an appropriate policy for the mass digitization of books. (Read more.)


  • November 28, 2011
    Comments on updating regulations governing designation of online service agents due
  • November 29, 2011
    Due date for comments on proposal to discontinue use of Form CO
  • December 1, 2011
    Due date for comments on exemption to prohibition on circumvention of copyright protection systems for access control technologies
  • December 27, 2011
    Reply comments on updating regulations governing designation of online service agents due
  • January 16, 2012
    Due date for comments on small copyright claims

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