[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 5, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66337-66338]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26487]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

[Docket No. 130927852-3852-01]


Request for Comments on Department of Commerce Green Paper, 
Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of 
Commerce; National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Change in Public Meeting Date and Change in Public 
Comment Periods.

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SUMMARY: On October 3, 2013, the Department of Commerce's Internet 
Policy Task Force (Task Force) published a notice of public meeting and 
a request for public comments on five issues critical to economic 
growth, job creation, and cultural development that were identified in 
the Department's Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and 
Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper). The purpose of this 
notice is to announce a change in the date of the public meeting and 
additional opportunities for the submission of public comments. The 
public meeting (previously scheduled for October 30, 2013) will now be 
held on December 12, 2013. The deadline for the submission of pre-
meeting comments is November 13, 2013. Post-meeting comments are due on 
or before January 10, 2014.

DATES: The deadline for filing pre-meeting comments is November 13, 
2013. Any comments received by November 13, 2013, will be considered in 
the discussions at the December 12, 2013 public meeting. Participation 
in the public meeting does not, however, require the submission of 
comments.
    The public meeting (previously scheduled for October 30, 2013) will 
now be held on December 12, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Eastern 
Standard Time, at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
in Alexandria, Virginia. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.
    The deadline for filing post-meeting comments is January 10, 2014. 
The filing of pre-meeting comments is not a prerequisite for filing 
post-meeting comments.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the United States Patent 
and Trademark Office in the Madison Auditorium on the concourse level 
of the Madison Building, which is located at 600 Dulany Street, 
Alexandria, VA 22314. All major entrances to the building are 
accessible to people with disabilities.
    Interested parties are encouraged to file comments electronically 
by email to: CopyrightComments2013@uspto.gov. Comments submitted by 
email should be machine-searchable and should not be copy-protected. 
Written comments also may be submitted by mail to Office of Policy and 
External Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Mail Stop 
External Affairs, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. Responders 
should include the name of

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the person or organization filing the comment, as well as a page 
number, on each page of their submissions. Paper submissions should 
also include a CD or DVD containing the submission in Word, 
WordPerfect, or .pdf format. CDs or DVDs should be labeled with the 
name and organizational affiliation of the filer, and the name of the 
word processing program used to create the document. All comments 
received are a part of the public record and will be made available to 
the public at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/internetpolicytaskforce without 
change. All personally identifiable information (for example, name, 
address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly 
accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or 
otherwise sensitive or protected information. The Task Force will 
accept anonymous comments (enter ``N/A'' in the required fields if you 
wish to remain anonymous).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the 
meeting, contact Hollis Robinson or Ben Golant, Office of Policy and 
External Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Madison 
Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone (571) 272-
9300; email: hollis.robinson@uspto.gov or benjamin.golant@uspto.gov.
    For further information regarding the public comments, contact 
Garrett Levin or Ben Golant, Office of Policy and External Affairs, 
United States Patent and Trademark Office, Madison Building, 600 Dulany 
Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone (571) 272-9300; email 
garrett.levin@uspto.gov or benjamin.golant@uspto.gov.
    Please direct all media inquiries to the Office of the Chief 
Communications Officer, USPTO, at (571) 272-8400.

Public Meeting

    The agenda for the public meeting will be available at least one 
week prior to the meeting and the meeting will be webcast. The agenda 
and webcast information will be available on the Internet Policy Task 
Force Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/internetpolicytaskforce and the 
USPTO's Web site, http://www.uspto.gov. The meeting will be open to 
members of the public to attend, space permitting, on a first-come, 
first-served basis. Pre-registration for the meeting is available at: 
http://events.SignUp4.com/GreenPaper. The meeting will be physically 
accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring 
accommodation, such as sign language interpretation, real-time 
captioning of the webcast or other ancillary aids, should communicate 
their needs to Hollis Robinson or Ben Golant, Office of Policy and 
External Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Madison 
Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone (571) 272-
9300; email: hollis.robinson@uspto.gov or benjamin.golant@uspto.gov, at 
least seven (7) business days prior to the meeting.
    Attendees should arrive at least one-half hour prior to the start 
of the meeting. Persons who have pre-registered (and received 
confirmation) will have seating held until 15 minutes before the 
program begins.

    Dated: October 31, 2013.
Teresa Stanek Rea,
Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy 
Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Lawrence E. Strickling,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information.
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