[A2k] Mark your calendar for comments re copyright green paper 11/13 and for public meeting 10/30
manon.ress at keionline.org
Wed Oct 2 11:17:58 PDT 2013
Timeline is too short and many are asking for an extension!
Mark your calendar:
* Comments re the Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation
in the Digital Economy are due on or before November 13, 2013
*The public meeting will be held on October 30, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to
5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.
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Federal Register Notices » 2013
Request for Comments on Department of Commerce Green Paper, Copyright
Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy
September 30, 2013
AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce; United States
Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce; National
Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of
ACTION: Request for public comments and notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY: Consistent with the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task
Force (Task Force) Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and
Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper) released on July 31, 2013,
the Task Force seeks public comment from all interested stakeholders on the
following copyright policy issues critical to economic growth, job
creation, and cultural development: the legal framework for the creation of
remixes; the relevance and scope of the first sale doctrine in the digital
environment; the appropriate calibration of statutory damages in the
contexts of individual file sharers and of secondary liability for
large-scale infringement; whether and how the government can facilitate the
further development of a robust online licensing environment; and
establishing a multistakeholder dialogue on improving the operation of the
notice and takedown system for removing infringing content from the
Internet under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The Task Force
will also hold an initial public meeting on October 30, 2013, to discuss
DATES: Comments are due on or before November 13, 2013. Any comments
received before October 15, 2013 will be considered in the discussions in
the public meeting. The public meeting will be held on October 30, 2013,
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. Registration will begin
at 8:00 a.m.
ADDRESSES: The Task Force intends to hold the public meeting in the
Amphitheatre of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center,
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004. All major entrances
to the building are accessible to people with disabilities. Confirmation of
the venue for the public meeting will be available at least seven (7) days
prior to the meeting on the Internet Policy Task Force Web site,
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/internetpolicytaskforce and the USPTO’s Web site,
http://www.uspto.gov. Interested parties are encouraged to file comments
electronically by e-mail to: CopyrightComments2013 at uspto.gov. Comments
submitted by e-mail should be machine-searchable and should not be
copy-protected. Written comments also may be submitted by mail to Office of
Policy and External Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office,
Mail Stop External Affairs, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
Responders should include the name of the person or organization filing the
comment, as well as a page number, on each page of their submissions. Paper
submissions should also include a CD or DVD containing the submission in
Word, WordPerfect, or pdf format. CDs or DVDs should be labeled with the
name and organizational affiliation of the filer, and the name of the word
processing program used to create the document. All comments received are a
part of the public record and will be made available to the public at http:
www.ntia.doc.gov/category/internet-policy-task-force without change. All
personally identifiable information (for example, name, address, etc.)
voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not
submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or
protected information. The Task Force will accept anonymous comments (enter
“N/A” in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the
meeting, contact Hollis Robinson or Ben Golant, Office of Policy and
External Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Madison
Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone (571)
272-9300; e-mail hollis.robinson at uspto.gov or benjamin.golant at uspto.gov.
For further information regarding the public comments, contact Garrett
Levin or Ben Golant, Office of Policy and External Affairs, United States
Patent and Trademark Office, Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street,
Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone (571) 272-9300; e-mail
garrett.levin at uspto.gov or benjamin.golant at uspto.gov. Please direct all
media inquiries to the Office of the Chief Communications Officer, USPTO,
at (571) 272-8400.
This document is a courtesy copy of a notice and request for comment that
will soon appear in the Federal Register.
Manon Ress, Ph.D.
Knowledge Ecology International, KEI
manon.ress at keionline.org, tel.: +1 202 332 2670
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