Copyright Office Announces Deadlines for Comments Responding to Handset Unlocking Petitions

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The U.S. Copyright Office has adopted an NPRM establishing the deadlines for responding to petitions seeking exemptions to the DMCA to allow for wireless handset unlocking, among other exemptions.  Interested parties may file long comments that include a full legal and evidentiary basis for supporting a petition or short comments.  Comments supporting the adoption of a proposed exemption and comments that neither support nor oppose a proposed exemption, but seek to share relevant information regarding an exemption, are due February 6, 2015. Comments that oppose a proposed exemption are due March 27, 2015. Reply comments are due May 1, 2015.

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