[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 73 (Friday, April 17, 2009)]
[Page 17884]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-8865]

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Copyright Office

Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comments on the Topic of 
Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Other Persons 
With Disabilities; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The United States Copyright Office (Copyright Office) and the 
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announce that 
interested parties may submit electronic comments and reply comments on 
facilitating access to copyrighted works for the blind or other persons 
with disabilities.

DATES: Initial comments are due by 5 p.m. on April 21, 2009. Reply 
comments are due by 5 p.m. on May 4, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Electronic submissions may be made through the Copyright 
Office Web site: http://www.copyright.gov/docs/sccr/comments. See the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for acceptable electronic file 
formats and filing requirements. See Notice of Inquiry and Request for 
Comments; Notice of Public Meeting, 74 FR 13268 (March 26, 2009), for 
information on other methods of filing comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula Pinha, Attorney-Advisor, Office 
of Policy and International Affairs. Telephone: (202) 707-7845. E-mail: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Copyright Office and the USPTO are 
adding the option of submitting initial and reply comments 
electronically to the options for submitting comments that were 
specified in their previous Notice of March 26, 2009 (74 FR 13268).
    A comment page will be posted on the Copyright Office Web site at 
http://www.copyright.gov/docs/sccr/comments. Approximately one week 
prior to each comment deadline the comment form will be activated, 
allowing information to be entered into the required fields and any 
additional non-required fields. All comments submitted electronically 
must be submitted as an attachment, and must be in a single file in 
either Adobe Portable Document File (PDF) format that contains 
searchable, accessible text (not an image); Microsoft Word; 
WordPerfect; Rich Text Format (RTF); or ASCII text file format. The 
maximum file size is 6 megabytes (MB). The attached comment must 
include the name of the commenter. There will be a browse button on the 
form that will allow commenters to attach the comment file to the form 
and then to submit the completed form to the Copyright Office.
    The Copyright Office and the USPTO intend to post all comments from 
this proceeding on the Copyright Office Web site. For comments 
submitted electronically, the name and organization of the commenter 
from the comment form will be posted together with the entire attached 
comment document. Other information from the comment form will not be 
posted, but note that if the same information is included in the 
attached document it will be available on the Copyright Office Web site 
as part of the attachment.

    Dated: April 14, 2009.
Marybeth Peters,
Register of Copyrights.
[FR Doc. E9-8865 Filed 4-16-09; 8:45 am]