[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 231 (Friday, November 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 71452]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29023]


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Office

[Docket No. 2012-10]


Extension of Comment Period: Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Office is extending the period of public comment 
in response to its October 22, 2012 Notice of Inquiry requesting 
comments on issues relating to orphan works and mass digitization under 
U.S. copyright law.

DATES: Comments are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on February 4, 2013. Reply 
comments are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on March 6, 2013.

ADDRESSES: All comments and reply comments shall be submitted 
electronically. A comment 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 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 (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 202-707-8350 for special instructions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karyn Temple Claggett, Senior Counsel, 
Office of Policy and International Affairs, by email at kacl@loc.gov; 
or Catherine Rowland, Senior Counsel, Office of Policy and 
International Affairs, by email at crowland@loc.gov; or contact the 
Copyright Office by telephone, at 202-707-8350.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 22, 2012, the Copyright Office 
published a Notice of Inquiry inviting public comments on issues 
relating to orphan works and mass digitization under U.S. copyright 
law. Due to the number and complexity of the issues raised in that 
Notice, it appears that some stakeholders may need additional time to 
respond. In order to facilitate full and adequate public comment, the 
Office hereby extends the time for filing comments to 5:00 p.m. EST on 
February 4, 2013. The due date for filing reply comments is extended to 
5:00 p.m. EST on March 6, 2013.

    Dated: November 27, 2012.
Maria A. Pallante,
Register of Copyrights.
[FR Doc. 2012-29023 Filed 11-29-12; 8:45 am]
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