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Call for comments from Library of Congress Copyright Office

The Library of Congress Copyright office wants to make Internet Explorer specific websites and seeks information:

…as to whether persons filing the electronic-only preregistration form prescribed by the Copyright Office will experience difficulties if it is necessary to use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser in order to preregister a work.

The are accepting comments, paper not email, until August 22.

Comments are due no later than August 22, 2005. Reply comments are due no later than September 7, 2005. … an original and five copies of any comment should be …

To me it reads like the developers have fallen behind schedule. It seems they want to support all browsers.

To comply with this time frame and to facilitate efficient processing of preregistration claims, inter alia, the proposed rule calls for filing such claims by electronic means only. At this point in the process of developing the Copyright Office’s system for online preregistration, it is not entirely clear whether the system will be compatible with web browsers other than Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 5.1 and higher. Filers of preregistration applications will be able to employ these Internet Explorer browsers successfully. Support for Netscape 7.2, Firefox 1.0.3, and Mozilla 1.7.7 is planned but will not be available when preregistration goes into effect. Present users of these browsers may experience problems when filing claims.

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