Announced Action for November 15, 2004

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Extension of public comment period: The Commission has extended the deadline for public comments regarding its upcoming two-day Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Workshop, which will be held in Washington, DC, on December 15 and 16, 2004, to explore consumer protection and competition issues associated with the distribution and use of peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing. As announced in a Federal Register notice that will be published shortly, and can be found as a link to this press release on the Commission's Web site, the end of the public comment period is now January 18, 2005. Comments and envelopes should be marked "P2P File-Sharing Workshop - Comment P034517," and sent to: FTC, Office of the Secretary, Room 159-H (Annex B), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Comments can also be submitted electronically at: http://secure.commentworks.com/ftc-p2pfilesharing/. (FTC File No. P034577; the staff contact is Elizabeth Delaney, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-2903; see press release dated October 15, 2004.)

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC's Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and also from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

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