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Copyright Restoration of Works in Accordance With the Uruguay Round Agreements Act; Notification Pertaining to Notices of Intent To Enforce Restored Copyrights

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AGENCY:

Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION:

Notification of request to retract prior filings of notices of intent to enforce restored copyrights.

SUMMARY:

This notice gives public notice that the Copyright Office has received a notification of a request to retract the filing of certain notices of intent to enforce restored copyrights under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

December 3, 2001.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Charlotte Douglass, Principal Legal Advisor to the General Counsel, or Marilyn Kretsinger, Copyright GC/I&R, PO Box 70400, Southwest Station, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 707-8380. Telefax: (202) 707-8366.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, the Copyright Office is charged with publishing in the Federal Register any notices of intent to enforce restored copyrights timely filed with the Office. Notices filed with the Office must be filed within 24 months after a work initially becomes eligible. See 17 U.S.C. 104A(d)(2)(A). At this time, only works the source country of which is a foreign member of the World Trade Organization or the Berne Convention are eligible for restoration. 17 U.S.C. 104A(h)(3). On or shortly after January 1, 1996, the effective date of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, the great majority of these countries fulfilled the conditions for eligibility. For those reasons, the time for filing notices of intent from the overwhelming majority of countries has now expired. Thus, typically, the Office does not receive new NIEs that are timely.

The URAA also prescribes conditions under which NIEs may be corrected. In 1997, the Copyright Office adopted an interim regulation under which corrections of errors in Notices of Intent to Enforce restored copyright may be filed. 62 FR 55736 (1997). In accordance with that regulation, the Office has published in the Federal Register lists of certain Correction Notices which reflect information erroneously listed on or omitted from original NIEs. 37 CFR 201.34. Any timely filed original or correction NIEs are published within four months after receipt on the next scheduled publication date. 17 U.S.C. 104A(e)(1)(B).

The Office now publishes a list of NIEs that is neither of original nor Correction NIEs but a judicially required statement which is the result of an action related to ownership of certain restored copyrights. The Office publishes this notice consistent with the intent of the URAA that makes the Copyright Office responsible for providing public notice of significant facts regarding, inter alia, the ownership of restored copyrights.

In a letter dated August 30, 2001, responding to an Amended Final Judgment in Alameda Films, S.A. v. H. Jackson Shirley III, No. H-99-0734, slip op. at 4 (S.D. Tex. Aug. 1, 2001), Mr. Shirley notified the U.S. Copyright Office that the Authors Rights Restoration Corporation retracts all filings in the U.S. Copyright Office in any way related to the eighty-one films listed in Exhibit “A” of the district court's order. This case has been appealed to the fifth circuit, No. 01-20869, docketed August 24, 2001.

The titles from Exhibit A are as follows:

U.S. copyright ownerFilm titleTranslated title
Alameda Films, S.AEl Baron del TerrorThe Baron of Terror.
Alameda Films, S.AEl Grito de la MuerteCry of Death.
Alameda Films, S.AEl Hombre y El MonstruoThe Man and the Monster.
Alameda Films, S.ALa Cabeza VivienteThe Living Head.
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Cima Films, S.A. de C.VDios Los CriaMade By God.
Cima Films, S.A. de C.VJuan Armenta el RepatriadoJuan Armenta the Repatriated.
Cima Films, S.A. de C.VLa Ley del MonteThe Law of the Mountain.
Cima Films, S.A. de C.VLa ValentinaThe Valentina.
Cinematografica Filmex, S.A. de C.VTacos Al CarbonTacos Al Carbon.
Cinematografica Filmex, S.A. de C.VDiamantes, Oro y AmorDiamonds, Gold and Love.
Cinematografica Jalisco, S.A. de C.VEl DesconocidoThe Unknown.
Cinematografica Sol, S.A. de C.VCarceria HumanaHuman Hunter.
Cinematografica Sol, S.A. de C.VEn Peligro de MuerteIn Danger of Dying.
Cinematografica Sol, S.A. de C.VEl Ansia de MatarThe Longing of Kill. The Longing of Death. Eager to Kill.
Cinematografica Sol, S.A. de C.VEl Hombre ViolentoThe Violent Man.
Cineproducciones Internacionales, S.A. de C.VEl TrinqueteroThe Cheater.
Cineproducciones Internacionales, S.A. de C.VEl Sargento PerezThe Sargent Perez.
Cineproducciones Internacionales, S.A. de C.VEl Arte de EnganarThe Art of Fooling.
Cineproducciones Internacionales, S.A. de C.VEl Deseo En OtonoThe Autumn Desire.
Cinevision, S.A. de C.VLa GatitaThe Pussy Cat.
Cumbre Films, S.A. de C.VAcorraladoCorralled.
Cinematografica Sol, S.A. de C.VEl Hombre ViolentoThe Violent Man.
Cineproducciones Internacionales, S.A. de C.VEl TrinqueteroThe Cheater.
Cineproducciones Internacionales, S.A. de C.VEl Sargento PerezThe Sargent Perez.
Cineproducciones Internacionales, S.A. de C.VEl Arte de EnganarThe Art of Fooling.
Cineproducciones Internacionales, S.A. de C.VEl Deseo En OtonoThe Autumn Desire.
Cinevision, S.A. de C.VLa GatitaThe Pussy Cat.
Cumbre Films, S.A. de C.VAcorraladoCorralled.
Cumbre Films, S.A. de C.VEl CuatreroThe Cattle Thief.
Cumbre Films, S.A. de C.VEl Diablo El Santo, y El TontoThe Devil, the Saint, and the Idiot.
Cumbre Films, S.A. de C.VEl EmbusteroThe Lying.
Cumbre Films, S.A. de C.VEl MachoThe Macho Man.
Cumbre Films, S.A. de C.VEntre Compadres Tu VeasSeen Between Godfathers.
Cumbre Films, S.A. de C.VPor Tu Maldito AmorFor Your Dammed Love.
Cumbre Films, S.A. de C.VSinverguenza Pero HonradoBrazen But Honest.
Cumbre Films, S.A. de C.VMi Querido ViejoMy Dear Old Man.
Cumbre Films, S.A. de C.VMatar O MorirTo Kill Or To Die.
Cumbre Films, S.A. de C.VEl SinverguenzaThe Scoundrel.
Diana Films Internacionales, S.A. de C.VCartas MarcadasMarked Cards.
Diana Films Internacionales, S.A. de C.VDuro Pero SeguroHard But Sure.
Diana Films Internacionales, S.A. de C.VLa Presidenta MunicipalThe Town President.
Filmadora Mexicana, S.A. de C.VMedianocheMiddle Night.
Filmadora Mexicana, S.A. de C.VLa Esquina de Mi BarrioMy Neighborhood Corner.
Filmadora Mexicana, S.A. de C.VDuena y SenoraOwner and Lady.
Filmadora Mexicana, S.A. de C.VLa Casa ChicaThe Other House.
Gazcon Films, S.A. de C.VDos de AbajoTwo From Below.
Gazcon Films, S.A. de C.VPerro Callerjero IWild Dog I.
Grupo Galindo, S.A. de C.VEl Rey de Los AlburesThe King of Double Meaning.
Grupo Galindo, S.A. de C.VAmaneci en Tus BrazosI Woke Up In Your Arms.
Grupo Galindo, S.A. de C.VCarabina 30-3030-30 Carbine.
F. Mier, S.AVivo O MuertoDead Or Alive.
F. Mier, S.ALa Hermana BlancaThe White Sister.
F. Mier, S.AEl Nino PerdidoThe Lost Boy.
Oro Films, S.A. de C.VEl Martir de CalvarioThe Martyr Of The Calvary.
Oro Films, S.A. de C.VEl Hombre Sin RostroThe Man Without A Face.
Oro Films, S.A. de C.VEl Aviso y InoportunoThe Unexpected Announcement.
Oro Films, S.A. de C.VVivillo Desde ChiquilloSmart Since Childhood.
Oro Films, S.A. de C.VCasa De VecindadHouse Of The Neighborhood.
Peliculas y Videos Internacionale, S.A. de C.VAy Amor Como Me Has PuestoOh Love, What Has Become Of Me.
Peliculas y Videos Internacionale, S.A. de C.VEl Cielo y la TierraThe Sky and the Earth.
Peliculas y Videos Internacionale, S.A. de C.VEl Tesoro del Rey SalomonThe Treasure Of King Solomon.
Peliculas y Videos Internacionale, S.A. de C.VEsposa O AmanteWife Or Lover.
Peliculas y Videos Internacionale, S.A. de C.VLagrimas de AmorTears Of Love.
Procinema, S.A. de C.VUn Par a Todo DarA Great Pair.
Producciones Galubi, S.A. de C.VEl BroncoThe Bronco.
Producciones Galubi, S.A. de C.VLa Golfa Del BarrioThe Woman.
Producciones Galubi, S.A. de C.VEl Hijo del PalenquePalenque's Son.
Producciones Galubi, S.A. de C.VSantos vs. Los Asesinos De Ortros MundosSanto Versus the Assassins from Other Worlds.
Producciones Galubi, S.A. de C.VEl Agente ViajeroThe Traveling Agent.
Producciones Matouk, S.A. de C.VLas Aventuras de JuliancitoThe Adventures of Juliancito.
Producciones Matouk, S.A. de C.VChico RamosYoung Ramos.
Producciones Matouk, S.A. de C.VPrimera ComunionFirst Communion.
Producciones Rosas Priego, S.A. de C.VQuinceaneraShe's Fifteen.
Producciones Rosas Priego, S.A. de C.VAzahares RojosRed Blossom.
Producciones Rosas Priego, S.A. de C.VCricifijo de PiedraThe Stone Cross.
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Producciones Rosas Priego, S.A. de C.VEl Aguila NegraThe Black Eagle.
Producciones Torrente, S.A. de C.VNarcoterrorNarcoterror.
Producciones Torrente, S.A. de C.VPandilla de CriminalesGang Of Criminals.
Producciones Torrente, S.A. de C.VLadrones de TumbasThieves Of The Tombs.
Producciones Virgo, S.A. de C.VAndanteWalker.
Producciones Virgo, S.A. de C.VEl Sexo SentidoThe Sex Sense.
Producciones Virgo, S.A. de C.VNo Hay Cruces en el MarThere Are No Crosses In The Sea.
Producciones Virgo, S.A. de C.VEl Sexo Me da RisaSex Makes Me Laugh.
Secine, S.A. de C.VEl Gallo de OroThe Golden Rooster.
Video Universal, S.A. de C.VThaimi, La Hija del PescadorThaima, Daughter of the Fisherman.
Video Universal, S.A.′ de C.VLa Tortola del AjuscoThe Turtledove Of Ajusco.
Video Universal, S.A. de C.VEl Fantastico Mundo de los HippiesThe Fantastic World of the Hippies.
Video Universal, S.A. de C.VEl Reino de los GangstersReign of the Gangsters.
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Dated: November 28, 2001.

Marilyn J. Kretsinger,

Assistant General Counsel.

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[FR Doc. 01-29900 Filed 11-30-01; 8:45 am]

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