Monday, December 6, 2010

Copyright Office Has Extended Comment Dates For Sound Recordings Fixed Before 2/15/72

The Copyright Office has extended the comment and reply period for its Notice of Inquiry requesting public input for sound recordings fixed before February 15, 1972. Initial comments due in the Office of the General Counsel of the Copyright Office by January 31, 2011. Reply comments due by March 2, 2011. The Copyright Office prefers that comments be submitted electronically via For more information check out the Federal Register notice regarding this update.

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