[message posted to Videolib listserv]:
If you are interested in copyright issues and have the time there is a full day of copyright experts meeting next week, Dec. 12, 2013 at the Patent and Trade Mark Office. The meeting will be live webcasted.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PUBLIC MEETING:
COPYRIGHT POLICY, CREATIVITY, AND INNOVATION IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
December 12, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
United States Patent and Trademark Office – Madison Auditorium
Live webcast available at: https://new.livestream.com/uspto/copyright
The Department of Commerce is hosting this Public Meeting as part of their ongoing discussion about “Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy”. There is plans to have this available via live webcast,https://new.livestream.com/uspto/copyright. Please see the draft agenda for details, http://www.uspto.gov/ip/global/copyrights/green_paper_december_conference-agenda_12-5.pdf.
This is part of substantial investigation into copyright issues from the Executive Branch perspective. The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) published the green paper in July 2013 and in October issued a notice,http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-10-03/pdf/2013-24309.pdf, 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 Task Force paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy Green Paper (http://www.uspto.gov/news/publications/copyrightgreenpaper.pdf). The five issues identified in the call for comment are:
1. Legal Framework for Remixes
2. First Sale in the Digital Environment
3. Statutory Damages
4. Government Role in Improving the Online Licensing Environment
5. Operation of the DMCA Notice and Takedown System
You can learn more about the PTO/ Office of Policy and International Affairs – Copyright activities athttp://www.uspto.gov/ip/global/copyrights/index.jsp.