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93rd ANNUAL REPORT OF THE REGISTER OF COPYRIGHTS For the fiscal year ending September 30 1990 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS / WASHINGTON / 1991 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 10-35017 ISSN 0090-2845 Key title: Annual report of the Register of Copyrights or sale by the Superintendent of Documents, US. Washington, D.C. 20402 CONTENTS Overview: A Year of Success and Celebration 1 Bicentennial of Copyright 3 International Developments 5 The TRIPS Negotiations 5 ‘The World Intellectual Property Organization Model Copyright Law 7 Bilateral Initiatives 8 US-USSR. Summit Copyright Accord 8 People’s Republic of China Copyright Law 9 The International Copyright Institute 10 International Registry for Audiovisual Works 11 Library of Congress Transition Activities 11 Copyright Office Operations 12 Fee Increase 12 National Film Preservation Act Activities 13 Copyright Automation 13 Cataloging Division 14 Examining Division 15 Information and Reference Division 17 Licensing Division 19 Receiving and Processing Division 20 New Assistant General Counsel Named 21 Copyright Office Regulations 21 Deposit of Machine-Readable Copies 21 Cable Television 22 Legislative Developments 22 Architectural Works 22 ‘Computer Software Rental 22 Digital Audio Tape 23 Design Protection 23 Dispute Settlement 23 Fair Use 23 Motion Picture Protection 24 Other Legislative Activities 24 Judicial Developments 25 Copyright Office Litigation 25 Mandatory Deposits 25 Subject Matter of Copyright 25 Copyright Formalities 26 Renewal Rights 26 Fraud on the Copyright Office 27 Computer Programs 27 Satellite Television 28 Cable Television 28 Copyright Infringement/Remedies 28 FairUse 29 Useful Articles 29 Preemption Doctrine 29 First Sale Doctrine 30 APostscript 30