Copyright Office News

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

Copyright Office Announces Claims Board Is Open for Filing

Copyright Office Announces Claims Board Is Open for Filing NewsNet 969June 16, 2022 Today, June 16, 2022, the United States Copyright Office announces that the Copyright Claims Board (CCB) is officially open to hear certain copyright disputes involving claims of up to $30,000. Parties can now file a

Copyright Office Releases Report on Women in the Copyright System

Copyright Office Releases Report on Women in the Copyright System NewsNet 968June 9, 2022 Today, the U.S. Copyright Office is releasing a report, Women in the Copyright System: An Analysis of Women Authors in Copyright Registrations from 1978 to 2020. The report draws on work by Professor Joel Waldf

Copyright Claims Board to Begin Accepting Claims Later This Month

Copyright Claims Board to Begin Accepting Claims Later This Month NewsNet 966June 2, 2022 Today, the Copyright Office announces that the Copyright Claims Board (CCB) will begin accepting claims on Thursday, June 16, 2022. As the first ever copyright small claims forum, the CCB will provide an access

Copyright Office Announces Webinar on the Recordation System

Copyright Office Announces Webinar on the Recordation System NewsNet 965May 31, 2022 The U.S. Copyright Office will host its next public modernization webinar on June 27, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. As part of its modernization efforts, the Copyright Office released a limited pilot program of a