The newly updated Circular 92, Copyright Law of the United States of America and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code, has been posted to the Copyright Office Website in PDF version. View the document at http://www.copyright.gov/title17/
This document is revised to April 2000 and incorporates all amendments to title 17 enacted through the end of the first session of the 106th Congress in 1999. It includes the Copyright Act of 1976 and all subsequent amendments to the copyright law; the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984, as amended; and the Vessel Hull Design Protection Act, as amended. The U.S. copyright law is contained in chapters 1 through 8 and 10 through 12. Chapters 9 (the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984) and 13 (the Vessel Hull Design Protection Act) contain statutory protection that is independent of copyright protection.
For the complete text of Federal Register announcements, visit the Copyright Office Website at www.copyright.gov/fedreg.
May 1: Due date for reply comments on definition of a "service" (65 FR 14227)
May 1: Due date for reply comments on suspension of rulemaking proceeding on definition of a "service" (65 FR 17840)
May 2-4: Public hearings in Washington, D.C., on the 1201(1)(a) rulemaking on exemption to prohibition on circumvention of copyright protection systems for access control technologies (64 FR 66139; 65 FR 6573). Hearings held at 9:30 a.m. in Room LA-202 of the John Adams Building of the Library of Congress, 110 Second Street, S.E. (65 FR 6573; 65 FR 14505)
May 10: End of 30-day negotiation period on adjustment of cable statutory license royalty rates (65 FR 10564)
May 11: Due date for reply comments on rulemaking to determine the scope and application of the definition of a network station under the cable statutory license (65 FR 6946)
May 11: Written notification of status of settlement negotiations due in Copyright Office (65 FR 10564)
May 18-19: Public hearings at Stanford University on the 1201(1)(a) rulemaking on exemption to prohibition on circumvention of copyright protection systems for access control technologies (64 FR 66139; 65 FR 6573). Hearings held at 9:30 a.m. at Stanford University in Room 290, Stanford Law School, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford, California (65 FR 6573; 65 FR 14505)
July 1: Initiation of 60-day period to file petitions for an arbitration proceeding to set the rates and terms for compulsory licenses under 17 U.S.C. 112(e) and 114(f) for the 2-year period beginning Jan. 1, 2001 (65 FR 2194)
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