The United States Copyright Office and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration announce a public hearing on the effects of the amendments made by title I of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the development of electronic commerce on the operation of sections 109 and 117 of title 17, United States Code; and the relationship between existing and emerging technology and the operation of such sections.
The public hearing will be held in Room LM-414 of the Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington D.C. 20540 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29.
All requests to testify must be received by the Copyright Office and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration by November 24, 2000. Requests must be accompanied by a one-page summary of the intended testimony. On October 12 the Senate passed H.R. 5107, legislation to amend the statutory definition of a "work made for hire," repealing the amendment to that definition that was made by the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999 (IPCORA). IPCORA had inserted the words "as a sound recording" into the second paragraph of the definition of "work made for hire" found in section 101 of the Copyright Act.
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November 29: Hearing from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on effects of DMCA title I amendments and the development of electronic commerce and associated technology on the operation of sections 109 and 117 of title 17; and relationship between existing and emergent technology and the operation of those sections (65 FR 63626)
December 1: Next projected publication date for NIEs and NIE corrections (65 FR 46873)
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