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USCO to Hold Public Hearings in Triennial Rulemaking Proceeding Under Section 1201 of Title 17

April 19, 2021 April 22, 2021 EDT

Time: Please find daily hearing schedules here.

The U.S. Copyright Office issued a Federal Register notice announcing “that it will hold public hearings in the triennial rulemaking proceeding under section 1201 of Title 17” from April 19–22 via Zoom, following earlier hearings from April 5–8. “Section 1201 provides legal protections against the circumvention of technological measures used by copyright owners to prevent unauthorized access to or use of their works.” Hearing agendas (including start times and participant information) is available here. You can register to attend the sessions here. Additional information about section 1201 is available here, including video tutorials, the Office’s recent policy study on section 1201, and links to prior rulemaking proceedings.