Copyright Regulations

Proposed Rule - Group Registration of Photographs

The United States Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the submission of written comments in response to its December 1, 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding group registration of photographs.

Proposed Rule - Supplementary Registration

The United States Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the submission of written comments in response to its December 1, 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding supplementary registration.

Proposed Rule - Supplementary Registration

The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to amend the regulation governing supplementary registration to reflect certain technical upgrades that will soon be made to the electronic registration system. In most cases applicants will be required to submit an online application in order to correct or amp

Proposed Rule - Group Registration of Contributions to Periodicals

The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to amend the regulation governing the group registration option for contributions to periodicals to reflect certain upgrades that will soon be made to the electronic registration system. The proposed rule will require groups of contributions to be filed through

Proposed Rule - Group Registration of Photographs

The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to update its regulations governing group registration options for photographers to encourage broader participation in the registration system, increase the efficiency of the registration process, and create a more robust record of the claim. First, the Office

Proposed Rule - Electronic Filing of Documents

The Copyright Royalty Judges propose to amend procedural regulations governing the filing and delivery of documents to allow for electronic filing of documents. The Judges solicit comments on the proposed rule.

Notice - Section 512 Study: Request for Additional Comments

The U.S. Copyright Office seeks further comments on the impact and effectiveness of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (``DMCA'') safe harbor provisions. This request provides an opportunity for interested parties to reply or expand upon issues raised in written comments submitted on or before Apr

Rule - Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates

On April 26, 2016, the Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) published for comment proposed regulations governing royalty rates and terms for the distant retransmission of over-the-air television and radio broadcast stations by cable television systems to their subscribers. The participants in the proce

Notice - Distribution of 2013 Digital Audio Recording Royalty Funds

The Copyright Royalty Judges announce their determination regarding distribution of the Digital Audio Recording Technologies (DART) royalties deposited with the Licensing Division of the Copyright Office during 2013 to copyright owners and featured recording artists. The Judges issued their determin