On April 21, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the “Department”) announced the formation of a Commerce-wide Internet Policy Task Force (“Task Force”) to identify leading public policy and operational issues impacting the U.S. private sector's ability to realize the potential for economic growth and job creation through the Internet.1
On October 5, 2010, the Task Force issued a Notice of Inquiry on the challenges of protecting copyrighted works online and the relationship between copyright law and innovation in the Internet economy with a closing date for comments of November 19, 2010.2
In the interest of affording parties more time to submit comments, the Task Force is reopening the comment period. The Task Force announces that the closing deadline for submissions of comments responsive to the October 5, 2010 Notice of Inquiry is now extended until 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on December 10, 2010. Comments received after the original closing date of November 19, 2010 and before publication of this Notice of Inquiry will be considered timely and given full consideration.
1Commerce Secretary Locke Launches Internet Policy Task Force, Department of Commerce Press Release (April 21, 2010), athttp://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2010/04/21/commerce-secretary-locke-announces-public-review-privacy-policy-and-i.
2See 75 FR 61419 (October 5, 2010).
Dated: November 19, 2010.
Kathy D. Smith,