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Issue 372 - July 15, 2009   

Copyright Office Proposes to Require Electronic Registration for Deposit Account Holders; Requests Comment on Continuation of Deposit Account Service

The Copyright Office is proposing to amend its regulations to require that applications for registration paid for by deposit account debits be submitted electronically using the electronic Copyright Office (eCO) registration system known as eService. The Office is also requesting comment as to whether deposit accounts offer sufficient efficiencies to continue offering this service. Comments are due by August 28, 2009. For further information, go to the Copyright Office website at (Read more.)

Copyright Office Proposes Amendments to Mandatory Deposit Regulations; Requests Comments

The Copyright Office is proposing to amend its regulations governing mandatory deposit of electronic works published in the United States and available only online. The amendments would establish that such works are exempt from mandatory deposit until a demand for deposit of copies or phonorecords of such works is issued by the Copyright Office. They would also set forth the process for issuing and responding to a demand for deposit, amend the definition of a complete copy of a work for purposes of mandatory deposit of online-only works, and establish new best edition criteria for electronic serials available only online. The Copyright Office seeks public comment on these proposed revisions. Comments are due by August 31, 2009. Reply comments are due by September 28, 2009. (Read more.)



August 1 Copyright Office fees set to change
August 28 Comments due on proposal that deposit account holders must file electronically
August 31 Comments due on proposed amendments to mandatory deposit regulations
September 28 Reply comments due on proposed amendments to mandatory deposit
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