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Issue 369 - May 29, 2009   

Copyright Office Improves Processing Time and Service

A recent Washington Post article focused on the lengthy processing times the Copyright Office is experiencing in wake of its transition from a paper-based to an electronic processing environment. The Copyright Office is working diligently to improve processing times and service to the public in general.  To clarify, current processing times by filing method are as follows:

  • E-Service with Electronic Deposit:  5 months for 90% to be completed; 33% completed in 2.5 months
  • E-Service with Physical Deposit: 6.5 months for 90% to be completed; 33% completed in 3 months
  • Paper Claims: 18 months for 90% to be completed; 33% completed in 12 months

You can save money and time and help us improve our services by filing claims online via eCO. Please visit www.copyright.gov for more information.


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