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Introduction to the online version

Chapter 1 – The Commission and Its Recommendations

Chapter 2 – The Establishment, Mandate, and Activities of the Commission

Chapter 3 – Computers and Copyright

Chapter 4 – Machine Reproduction – Photocopying

Chapter 5 – Summary

Appendix A – Summary of the Legislative History of Computer-Related Issues and the Photocopy Issue

Appendix B – Public Law 93-573 and Public Law 95-146

Appendix C – Commissioners

Appendix D – Staff

Appendix E – Lists of Witnesses

Appendix F – Alphabetical Listing of Persons Appearing before the Commission

Appendix G – Transcripts of Commission Meetings

Appendix H – Summaries of Commission-Sponsored Studies

Appendix I – Bibliography

Appendix J – Selected Provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976 and Copyright Office Regulations

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Appendix D – Staff


Arthur J. Levine

Executive Director

In March 1975, Mr. Levine was appointed by the Librarian of Congress as special consultant on planning for the new Commis­sion, and in October 1975 he was named its executive director. He has lectured on copyright law and publishing at the Prac­tising Law Institute, and is an adjunct pro­fessor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Levine is a past trustee of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and is chairman of the Copyright Committee of the District of Columbia Bar Associa­tion and the American Bar Association's (ABA) Committee on Copyright and New Technology. He has been chairman of ABA's Committees on Copyright Office Af­fairs and Copyright Law Revision. He was a contributing editor for the American Society for Information Science's Omnibus Copyright Revision in 1973.


Robert W. Frase

Assistant Executive

Director and Economist

Mr. Frase has served in economic and ad­ministrative positions in several federal and international agencies. From 1950 to 1972 he was vice-president and economist of the Association of American Publishers and its predecessor organizations. Mr. Frase has written widely on economic and public policy issues relating to publishing, librar­ies, and copyright. Most recently, he was a consulting economist in private practice.


Michael S. Keplinger

Assistant Executive Director and Senior Attorney

Mr. Keplinger has a background in the computer and information sciences, having been a programmer and system analyst at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). While at NBS he advised the Institute for Computer Sciences on legal problems aris­ing from computer applications. Mr. Keplinger is a vice-president and director of the Computer Law Association and has served as chairman of the American Bar Association's Committees on Copyright and New Technology and Government Rela­tions to Copyright. He has written and lectured extensively on legal problems aris­ing from computer use.


Jeffrey L. Squires

Staff Attorney

Mr. Squires received his B.A. from Wash­ington University in St. Louis in 1968 and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1973. Before his appointment to the Commission staff in January 1976, he was associated with a law firm in the District of Columbia. He has lectured in copyright law at American University's Washington College of Law.


Christopher A. Meyer

Staff Attorney

Mr. Meyer served as a judicial clerk for the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. He is a graduate of the George Washington Uni­versity and Rutgers Law School. His pro­fessional activities have included members­hip on the Board of Governors of the Maryland Civil Liberties Union, lecturing on the Uniform Commercial Code, and membership in the Maryland Bar Associa­tion's section on legal education and admission to the bar.


Patricia T. Barber


Mrs. Barber has received degrees from {Page 112} Rice University and Simmons College. She has been employed as a librarian by the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, and Brown University.


David Y. Peyton

Policy Analyst

Mr. Peyton received a B.A. in government and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia in 1974 and a master's degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1976. He has worked both for the Department of Health, Educa­tion and Welfare and on an outside study of HEW reporting requirements regarding Title XX of the Social Security Act.


Dolores K. Dougherty

Administrative Officer

Mrs. Dougherty has been employed by the federal government for almost thirty years, in positions ranging from secretary to re­search supervisor. She held the position of research assistant with the House Banking and Currency Committee for nine years. From 1956 to 1959, Mrs. Dougherty was a member of the Research Project for Revi­sion of the Copyright Law in the Copyright Office.


Secretarial and Administrative Staff: Vicki A. Burke, Carol A. Orr, Jean C. Yan­coskie, Jeffrey S. Winter