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Section 1201 Study: Exemptions to the Prohibition Against Circumvention of Technological Measures That Control Access to Copyrighted Works

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums,Science/Technology

http://copyright.gov/fedreg/2015/80fr81369.pdf

The triennial rulemaking process which allows for consideration of proposals to grant additional exceptions to the prohibition against circumventing access controls to protect copyrighted works. From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress

 

Section 512 Study: DMCA Safe Harbor Provisions

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums,Science/Technology

http://copyright.gov/fedreg/2015/80fr81862.pdf

Notice in the Federal Register for public comments on the impact and effectiveness of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act safe harbor (limitations on copyright infringement liability) provisions. Consideration will be given to the costs and burdens of the notice and take-down process on large- and small-scale copyright owners, online service providers, and the general public. From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress

 

Measuring Fixed Broadband Report 2015: A Report on Consumer Fixed Broadband Performance in the United States

Categories: Science/Technology,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.fcc.gov/reports-research/reports/measuring-broadband-america/measuring-broadband-america-2015

Provides the most recent data collected from Internet Service Providers on their broadband performance. The 2015 report introduces regional service reviews. From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Best Practices for Protecting Privacy, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Programs

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Homeland Security,Privacy,Science/Technology

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/UAS%20Best%20Practices.pdf

Describes how agencies that use drones to carry out mission responsibilities can protect individual rights and privacy. From the Department of Homeland Security

 

Graduation Rates for Selected Cohorts, 2006-11; Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2013-14; and Admissions in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2014: First Look, Provisional Data

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015181.pdf

4 tables on graduation rates, financial aid, and admissions. Reports that about 60% of full-time, first-time students completed bachelor’s or equivalent degrees within 6 years. Also includes average costs and net price at four year schools. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Memorandum: Promoting Smart Gun Technology

Categories: Guns,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/01/05/memorandum-promoting-smart-gun-technology

Presidential directive which calls upon the Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security to conduct or sponsor research into gun safety technology that would reduce the frequency of accidental gun discharge or unauthorized use of firearms and improve the tracing of lost or stolen guns. From the White House