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THE REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
BRUCE A. LEHMAN
Single copies of this Report may be obtained, free of charge,
"Intellectual Property and the NII"
Washington, D.C. 20231
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
United States. Information Infrastructure Task Force. Working Group
Intellectual Property and the National Information
Property Rights / Bruce A. Lehman, Chair.
a. The Distribution Right .....
b. Related Definitional Amendments....
c. The Importation Provisions
2. Public Performance Right for Sound Recordings
3. Library Exemptions
4. Reproduction for the Visually Impaired..
5. Criminal Offenses.
6. Technological Protection
7. Copyright Management Information ....
In February 1993, President Clinton formed the Information Infrastructure Task Force (IITF) to articulate and implement the Administration's vision for the National Information Infrastructure (NII). The IITF is chaired by Secretary of Commerce Ronald H. Brown and consists of high-level representatives of the Federal agencies that play a role in advancing the development and application of information technologies. Guided by the principles for government action described in NII Agenda for Action and GII Agenda for Cooperation, the participating agencies are working with the private sector, public interest groups, Congress, and State and local governments to develop comprehensive telecommunications and information policies and programs that will promote the development of the NII and best meet the country's needs.
To drive these efforts, the IITF is organized into three committees: the Telecommunications Policy Committee, which formulates Administration positions on relevant telecommunications issues; the Committee on Applications and Technology, which coordinates Administration efforts to develop, demonstrate and promote applications of information technologies in key areas; and the Information Policy Committee, which addresses critical information policy issues that must be dealt with if the NII is to be fully deployed and utilized. In addition, the IITF established a Security Issues Forum to assess the security needs and concerns of users, service providers, information providers, State and local governments and others. Finally, the U.S. Advisory Council the National Information
Information Infrastructure Task Force, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, National Information Infrastructure: Agenda for Action (Sept. 1993).
Information Infrastructure Task Force, Global Information Infrastructure: Agenda for Cooperation (Feb. 1995).