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Issue 238 - October 27, 2004  

Copyright Office Amends Regulations Regarding Acquisition and Deposit of Unpublished Audio and Audiovisual Transmission Programs for the Library of Congress

This final rule amends the Copyright Office regulations governing recording by the Library of Congress of unpublished transmission programs that have been fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Under the final rule, the Library may make a recording of unpublished radio, television, satellite, cable, and Internet transmission programs that have been fixed prior to or simultaneously with transmission. The copyright owner may then use the Library's recorded copy or phonorecord to satisfy the deposit requirement to register a copyright claim in the transmission program. In response to comments, the final rule requires the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division to post on its website a list of transmission programs that it has recorded pursuant to this regulation. For further information, click here.


Oct. 26 Due date for reply comments on modifications to procedures for reconsideration of decisions to refuse registration - 69 FR 42004 (html) (pdf)
Nov. 1 Effective date of final regulation specifying notice and recordkeeping requirements governing the reporting of certain uses of sound recordings performed by means of digital audio transmissions pursuant to statutory license for the period October 28, 1998, through March 31, 2004 (html) (pdf)
Nov. 17 Due date for comments on proposed regulations governing filing of cable, satellite, and DART claims (html) (pdf)
Nov. 26 Effective date of final rule regarding the Library of Congress's acquisition and copyright deposit of unpublished audio and audiovisual transmission programs (html) (pdf)
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