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[dvd-discuss] DMCA *Calif* hearings, 4/8 5pm *last day* for reqs

	April 8 2003, 5pm Eastern time, is the last day to make a 
request to testify for the Copyright Office California DMCA hearings:


"The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress will be holding two
days of public hearings in Los Angeles, California on the possible
exemptions to the prohibition against circumvention of technological
measures that control access to copyrighted works and is extending the
due date for requests to testify in California."


Public hearings will be held at the UCLA School of Law on May 14 and
15, 2003, beginning at 9 a.m. Requests to testify for these California
hearings must be received by 5 p.m. E.S.T. on April 8, 2003."

"The Copyright Office notes that it has already received many requests
to testify that have not complied with these requirements,
particularly the requirement to identify the class of work to which
the testimony is responsive. Requests to testify that do not conform
to these requirements will not be considered, since the hearing
sessions will be structured around particular or related proposed
classes of works to be exempted."

"The Copyright Office stresses that factual arguments are at least as
important as legal arguments and encourages persons who wish to
testify to provide demonstrative evidence to supplement their
testimony. While testimony from attorneys who can articulate legal
arguments in support of or opposition to a proposed exempted class of
works is useful, testimony from witnesses who can explain and
demonstrate the facts is also solicited."

Seth Finkelstein  Consulting Programmer  sethf@sethf.com  http://sethf.com
Anticensorware Investigations - http://sethf.com/anticensorware/
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