Please note: The United States Copyright Office will be holding public hearings as part of the eighth triennial rulemaking proceeding under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (‘‘DMCA’’) concerning possible exemptions to the DMCA’s prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works (the “Event”).  Members of the public who would like to provide oral testimony during the Copyright Office’s section 1201 hearings must submit this form no later than 12:30 p.m. ET on April 8, 2021, to participate in the Audience Participation panel on April 8, 2021, and be present for the audience participation session of the hearing, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET. For those wishing to participate on April 21 from 1:45-2:45 p.m. ET, submissions must be received no later than 11:45 a.m. ET on April 21, 2021. A representative of the Copyright Office will moderate both Audience Participation panels and call on the members of the public who requested to provide oral testimony.

Comments should be limited to approximately 3 minutes in length and should be limited to the topics at issue in this study. Participants who do not adhere to these requirements will be muted.

Permission and Release
This Permission and Release applies to Event-related “Materials,” including audio or visual recordings or photographs of me or prepared by me, and supporting items I provide, such as presentations, slides, images, written works, and recordings.

By submitting this form,

Permission. I hereby grant to the Library of Congress (the “Library”) the worldwide, nonexclusive, transferable, irrevocable, royalty-free right to use the Materials for non-commercial purposes. The Library may reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, perform, display, or otherwise make use of the Materials, in any form, media, or technology, now known or later developed, including television, radio, satellite, cable, and the Internet (including podcasting and on websites with user-generated content, such as iTunes and YouTube).

The Library may request my permission to use the Materials for other purposes by sending a written request to the address listed below. My permission will be deemed granted if the Library's written request is returned or is not deliverable.

Release. I expressly release the Library and its agents, employees, and assigns from any and all claims that I have or may have for copyright infringement, right of publicity, invasion of privacy, defamation, and any other causes of action arising out of any use of my image or the Materials that is consistent with this Permission and Release.

Warranty. I warrant that I have the full authority to license my participation in the Event, (including providing Materials for the Event) and that the use of the Materials as contemplated in this Permission and Release will not infringe any third party's copyrights, publicity rights, privacy rights, or related rights. I do not have any contractual or other legal obligation that would in any way interfere with my full, prompt, and complete performance of this Permission and Release.

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* 5. Check the proposed class(es) relevant to your oral testimony:

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