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Issue 319 -July 10, 2007  

Copyright Office Publishes Interim Regulations for Online Registration

The Copyright Office is undergoing an extensive business process reengineering (BPR) initiative of many of its internal work systems, including registration and recordation procedural systems, to enhance the delivery of its services to the public. The implementation of an online registration system is a key component of BPR, and it requires that the Office amend its regulations governing the procedures by which the public submits, and the Office processes, copyright registrations and recordations.

These interim rules identify the principal changes and upgrades to the registration system and announce the amendments to the regulations to accommodate online registration. These changes were implemented with the commencement of the Beta test phase of the electronic online registration system on July 9, 2007. The Beta test phase will be limited to selected participants until system testing is complete, at which time the Office will open the electronic registration system to the public. (Read further information.)


July 6 Effective date of interim rules for online registration (more)
July 16 Due date for comments on specialty station list as published on June 15, 2007 (more)
July 23-July 26 Hearings on statutory licenses (more)
September 4 Due date for written comments on the interim regulation on rules for online registration (more)
September 13 Due date for reply comments on formal written comments, oral and written testimony, and any other filings associated with July 23-July 26 hearings (more)
October 1 Due date for reply comments on issues related to Sections 111, 119, and 122 of the Copyright Act (more)
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