U.S. Copyright Office Links

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The link to subscribe to the U.S. Copyright Office NewsNet is:

NewsNet is a free electronic newsletter that alerts subscribers to hearings, deadlines for comments, new and proposed regulations, new publications, and other copyright-related subjects.  Users can subscribe for a variety of frequency options (immediately upon release, daily, or weekly) as well as a host of news categories, including news items regarding the Copyright Royalty Board.

NewsNet newsletters will alert subscribers to upcoming events, such as Copyright Matters and other lectures.


The main page for the Copyright Matters lecture series is:

That page includes a link to past events, some of which include transcripts and video – http://www.copyright.gov/copyrightmatters/pastevents.html

The U.S. Copyright Office’s main page, http://www.copyright.gov/,
also includes links to the Register’s recent lectures (see left hand side of the page).  For Example:

Orphan Works & Mass Digitization: Obstacles & Opportunities

2013 Manges Lecture “The Next Great Copyright Act”

Keynote: The Curious Case of Copyright Formalities

* The Register’s lecture for the Eleventh Christopher A. Meyer Lecture Series, “The Next Generation Copyright Office: What It Means and Why it Matters” is forthcoming and will be posted at some point in the near future.

Along with such lectures, the U.S. Copyright Office’s main page, http://www.copyright.gov/ includes links to recent Reports and Studies (see the left side of the page).  Older Reports and Studies may be found at http://www.copyright.gov/reports/


Other useful links include:

Current Copyright Legislation (includes a link to an Archive of previous legislation)

Congressional Testimony by the Register of Copyrights

In response to one of the questions, the Register suggested visiting the sites for the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, particularly the pages that host information from and about  past and future hearings.

House Judiciary Committee

House Judiciary Committee — Hearings and Legislation

Senate Judiciary Committee

Senate Judiciary Committee — Hearings (recent and future)

Senate Judiciary Committee — Hearing Documents (archival)

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