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Notice of 04/18/2017 Meeting on Consumer Messaging in Connection With Online Transactions Involving Copyrighted Works

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The Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) will host a public meeting to discuss how best to communicate to consumers regarding license terms and restrictions in connection with online transactions involving copyrighted works. This follows up on one of the recommendations that the Task Force presented in its January 2016 White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory DamagesThe meeting will be held on April 18, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA), Madison Building (East), Second Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. All major entrances to the building are accessible to people with disabilities.

The goal of this meeting is to explore issues and facilitate a discussion on how best to ensure that license terms related to copyright are clearly and effectively communicated to potential consumers in the online environment. 

The agenda and webcast information will be available on the Internet Policy Task Force Web site,​internetpolicytaskforce, and the USPTO's Web site,​learning-and-resources/​ip-policy/​copyright/​internet-policy-task-forcePre-registration for the meeting is available at:​d/​fvqhvj/​4W.

March 21, 2017