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Deadline to Submit Second Round Comments to USCO Regarding NOI on Copyright Protections for Publishers

January 5 All day

On November 9, the U.S. Copyright Office published a Federal Register notice “seeking further comments on the effectiveness of copyright protections for publishers, with a focus on press publishers.” The second round of comments are intended “to support a congressionally-requested study of whether additional protections for press publishers are desirable, following the recent implementation of such protections in the European Union.” An initial request for comments was published on October 12, with those responses due by November 26. For the second round of comments, parties may raise new issues, amplify initial comments, present empirical studies, expand on issues raised in the initial written comments, and share additional input based the December 9, 2021 virtual public roundtable that the Office is hosting. On November 29, 2021, the Office will post a link on its website, which parties can use to submit second round comments by January 5, 2022.

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