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U.S. Copyright Office Announces Webinar on the Eighth Triennial Section 1201 Rulemaking - Sports and Entertainment Law News

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Posted on: Jun 22, 2020


The Copyright Office will host a webinar on June 23, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. eastern time on the Office’s upcoming section 1201 rulemaking under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Section 1201 is a provision of U.S. copyright law that prohibits circumvention of technological protection measures used by or on behalf of copyright owners to control access to their works. For example, section 1201 generally makes it unlawful to decrypt a DVD to access a copyrighted motion picture on an unauthorized device or to bypass a password control system to access a subscription video streaming service. The Office’s section 1201 rulemaking allows members of the public to petition for temporary exemptions to this general circumvention prohibition. Read more and register for the webinar here.

This article was submitted by Joel Tragesser, Quarles & Brady LLP. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Sports & Entertainment Law Section, please email Kara Sikorski at

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