New York - From Monday through Thursday, June 18-21, the independent music community will come together in New York City for A2IM Indie Week, an international conference and networking event aimed at maximizing the global impact of Independent music. 2018’s Indie Week will include interactive panels, workshops, keynote speeches by independent music luminaries, as well as one-on-one discussions. You can find more information, as well as purchase tickets, here. Copyright Alliance members who use the code CopyrightAllianceIW20 when registering for Indie Week will receive a 20% discount. The advance ticket rate is in effect until April 19.
SCOTUS Conference on Fourth Estate Copyright Registration Case
On June 21, the Supreme Court will hold a conference to consider whether to grant cert in Fourth Estate v. Wall-Street – a case concerning whether the registration requirement for initiating an infringement suit in federal court is satisfied by the “application approach” or “registration approach.”
Internet Governance Forum
On June 21, Fareplay will host a half-day event titled The Forum on Internet Governance, an educational conference created to “provide greater understanding of the scope and severity of the current problems associated with the internet and [to] explore solutions.” Author Jonathan Taplin will be the keynote speaker and the event will feature panels on safe harbors and the internet’s impact on the creative eco-system. More information is available here.
NTIA Seeks Comments on Internet Policy Priorities
July 2 is the deadline for filing comments with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in response to its Notice of Inquiry seeking comments and recommendations on its international Internet policy priorities for 2018 and beyond.
Extended Deadline for Reply Comments on Cable, Satellite, and DART License Reporting Practices
New deadline to submit reply comments to the U.S. Copyright Office regarding the notice of proposed rulemaking, proposing an update on "regulations governing the royalty reporting practices of cable operators under section 111 of the Copyright Act, and to update related statement of account filing requirements."
Extended Deadline for Comments on NPRM on Electronic-Only Books
July 16 is the new deadline to submit written comments in response to the U.S. Copyright Office’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding mandatory deposit of electronic-only books that would, among other things, “create a new demand-based mandatory deposit scheme for electronic-only books, similar to that for electronic-only serials”; “define electronic-only books to be an electronic literary work published in one volume or a finite number of volumes published in the United States and available only online”; and “create ‘best edition’ requirements for electronic-only books, mirroring the Library’s Recommended Formats Statement.”
Extended Deadline for Comments on Group Registration of Serials
The U.S. Copyright Office extended its deadline to July 18 for the submission of comments for a notice of proposed rulemaking to “require applicants to file an online application rather than a paper application, and upload a complete digital copy of each issue through the electronic registration system instead of submitting them in physical form” and to “update the eligibility requirements for this group option in several respects, such as clarifying that each issue must be published under the same continuing title,” among other changes.
Extended Deadline for Comments on Group Registration of Newsletters
The U.S. Copyright Office extended its deadline to July 18 for the submission of comments for a notice of proposed rulemaking, “proposing to update its regulation governing the group registration option for newsletters … [to] require applicants to file an online application, rather than a paper application, and upload a complete digital copy of each issue through the electronic registration system instead of submitting them in physical form,” "amend the definition of ‘newsletter,' " and eliminate the requirement that each issue must be a work made for hire and the requirement that the applicants submit their claims within a certain period of time,” among other changes.
Extended Deadline for Comments on Proposed USCO Fee Schedule
September 21 is the extended deadline to respond to the U.S. Copyright Office's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the “establishment of a new fee schedule for U.S. Copyright Office services.” The new fee schedule would significantly increase fees for numerous services.