U.S. Copyright Office Announces DMCA “Operation” Study
Note: The official announcement of the DMCA study will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow (December 29, 2015). A copy was made available today in the FR’s Public Inspection File.
UPDATE: Official Publication (via FR; December 29, 2015)
From the Notice of Inquiry:
The United States Copyright Office is undertaking a public study to assess the operation of section 1201 of Title 17, including the triennial rulemaking process established under the DMCA to adopt exemptions to the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. To aid this effort, and to ensure thorough assistance to Congress, the Office is seeking public input on a number of key questions.
Written comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 25, 2016. Written reply comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 25, 2016.
The Office will be announcing one or more public meetings, to take place after written comments are received, by separate notice in the future.
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