[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 65 (Friday, April 4, 2014)]
[Page 18932]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07505]



U.S. Copyright Office

[Docket No. 2012-12]

Extension of Comment Period: Orphan Works and Mass Digitization: 
Request for Additional Comments

AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for public 
comments that address topics listed in the Office's February 10, 2014 
Notice of Inquiry and that respond to any issues raised during the 
public roundtables held in Washington, DC, on March 10-11, 2014.

DATES: Comments are now due May 21, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. EDT.

ADDRESSES: All comments and reply comments shall be submitted 
electronically. A page containing a comment form is posted on the 
Office Web site at http://www.copyright.gov/orphan/. The Web site 
interface requires commenting parties to complete a form specifying 
name and organization, as applicable, and to upload comments as an 
attachment via a browser button. To meet accessibility standards, 
commenting parties must upload comments in a single file not to exceed 
six megabytes (MB) in one of the following formats: The 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 (not a scanned document). The form and face of 
the comments must include both the name of the submitter and 
organization. The Office will post the comments publicly on the 
Office's Web site exactly as they are received, along with names and 
organizations. If electronic submission of comments is not feasible, 
please contact the Office at 202-707-1027 for special instructions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karyn Temple Claggett, Associate 
Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy and International Affairs 
by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 202-707-1027; or Catherine 
Rowland, Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs, by email 
at [email protected] or by telephone at 202-707-1027.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 10, 2014, the Copyright Office 
published a Notice of Inquiry announcing public roundtables and 
inviting additional public comments on potential legislative solutions 
for orphan works and mass digitization under U.S. copyright law. The 
Office held its public roundtables on March 10-11, 2014, during which 
various participants voiced a wide range of opinions. To enable 
commenters sufficient time to respond to issues raised during the March 
2014 roundtables, the Office is extending the time for filing 
additional comments from April 14, 2014 to May 21, 2014.

    Dated: March 31, 2014.
Karyn Temple Claggett,
Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy and 
International Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-07505 Filed 4-3-14; 8:45 am]