Copyright Office News

U.S. Copyright Office Concludes Study on Best Edition Requirements

U.S. Copyright Office Concludes Study on Best Edition Requirements NewsNet 989December 2, 2022 Today the U.S. Copyright Office published the results of its study on the advisability of modifying the Copyright Act’s best edition requirement to apply only to mandatory deposits for the Library of Congr

Copyright Office and USPTO Announce NFT Study and Roundtables

Copyright Office and USPTO Announce NFT Study and Roundtables NewsNet 988November 22, 2022 The U.S. Copyright Office and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are publishing a Federal Register notice announcing a U.S. Copyright Office and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) joint study to examin

Copyright Office Welcomes New Ringer Fellow

Copyright Office Welcomes New Ringer Fellow NewsNet 985November 14, 2022 The U.S. Copyright Office is pleased to announce that Heather Walters has joined the Office as a fellow (2022–2024) in the Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program. She started her two-year appointment in August and will work

Copyright Office Invites Public to Monthly Recordation System Webinar

Copyright Office Invites Public to Monthly Recordation System Webinar NewsNet 984November 14, 2022 On August 1, 2022, the Copyright Office expanded access to the Recordation System to the full public. Separate from the Office’s registration application, this new module allows users to transfer their

In Memory of Marybeth Peters, Eleventh Register of Copyrights

In Memory of Marybeth Peters, Eleventh Register of Copyrights NewsNet 981September 30, 2022 On September 29, 2022, the copyright community lost a friend, advocate, and scholar when Marybeth Peters passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 83. Having served the Copyright Office for more than

Copyright Office Releases New and Updated Resources in Spanish

Copyright Office Releases New and Updated Resources in Spanish NewsNet 980September 29, 2022 Today, the U.S. Copyright Office is releasing the first set of new and updated copyright resources and webpages translated into Spanish. This set of materials includes educational circulars, handouts related

Register Perlmutter Joins Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI2) (Corrected)

Register Perlmutter Joins Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI2) NewsNet 979September 27, 2022 The U.S. Copyright Office is sharing an announcement by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Department of Commerce of newly appointed Co-Vice Chairs of the Council on Inclusive Innovation

Register Perlmutter Joins Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI2)

NewsNet Title  NewsNet 979 September 27, 2022 The U.S. Copyright Office is sharing an announcement by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Department of Commerce of newly appointed Co-Vice Chairs of the Council on Inclusive Innovation (CI 2), including Shira Perlmutter, Register of C

Copyright Office Announces Open Application Period for Ringer Fellowship

Copyright Office Announces Open Application Period for Ringer Fellowship NewsNet 977August 15, 2022 The Copyright Office is now accepting applications for the Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program. This fellowship, which runs eighteen to twenty-four months, was created for attorneys in the init

U.S. Copyright Office Concludes Study on Deferred Registration Examination

U.S. Copyright Office Concludes Study on Deferred Registration Examination  NewsNet 976August 1, 2022 Today the U.S. Copyright Office published a letter in response to Senate Judiciary Intellectual Property Subcommittee Ranking Member Thom Tillis’s request that it study the feasibility, benefits, an

Copyright Office Expands Recordation System Access to the Public

Copyright Office Expands Recordation System Access to the Public NewsNet 975August 1, 2022 In 2020, the U.S. Copyright Office introduced a limited pilot program for an online recordation system that will eventually replace the current paper-based process. Today, the Copyright Office expands access t

U.S. Copyright Office Amends its Rules for Deposits of Single Issues of Serials

U.S. Copyright Office Amends its Rules for Deposits of Single Issues of Serials NewsNet 973July 22, 2022 The U.S. Copyright Office has issued a rule, effective August 22, 2022, allowing those applying to register a single issue of a serial to submit an electronic version of the issue as the deposit