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Issue 280 -February 3, 2006  

Orphan Works Report on Copyright Office Website

The Copyright Office delivered its “Report on Orphan Works” to Congress on January 31, 2006. The report examines the issues raised by those copyrighted works whose owners are difficult or even impossible to locate. It describes proposed solutions and recommends statutory language. (Read report and associated documents.)


March 1 Due date for payment of cable royalties for the accounting period beginning on July 1, 2005, and ending on December 31, 2005 (more)
March 29 and 31,
and April 3 and 4  
Tentative dates for Washington, D.C., hearings on 1201(a)(1) rulemaking (more)
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