Copyright Office, Library of Congress – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Remedies for Small Copyright Claims
Document Number: 2011-27824
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-27
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The U.S. Copyright Office is undertaking a study at the request of Congress to assess whether and, if so, how the current legal system hinders or prevents copyright owners from pursuing copyright infringement claims that have a relatively small economic value (``small copyright claims''); and recommend potential changes in administrative, regulatory, and statutory authority to improve the adjudication of these small copyright claims. The Office thus seeks comment on how copyright owners have handled small copyright claims and the obstacles they have encountered, as well as potential alternatives to the current legal system that could better accommodate such claims. This is a general inquiry and the Office will publish additional notices on this topic.
Discontinuance of Form CO in Registration Practices
Document Number: 2011-25230
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The United States Copyright Office is proposing to amend its regulations to discontinue use of the Form CO application as an option for applying for copyright registration; and remove the references to CON 1 and CON 2 sheets. Form CO applications comprise only a small percentage of all applications submitted but they contain a significant number of errors, thus requiring a disproportionate amount of the Office's time, effort and resources to process. The proposed amendments would remove references to Form CO and would instead allow applicants a choice to file an application for registration either by filing the application electronically or by using the appropriate printed application form that relates to the subject matter of the application (i.e., Form TX for nondramatic literary works, Form PA for works of the performing arts, Form VA for works of visual art, Form SR for sound recordings, and Form SE for serials). Additionally, the proposed amendment would remove the references to CON 1 and CON 2 sheets, which were never developed or made available to the public, and would instead refer only to the continuation sheets currently available for applicants filing paper applications.
Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Document Number: 2011-25106
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-29
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The United States Copyright Office is preparing to conduct proceedings in accordance with provisions added by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which provide that the Librarian of Congress, upon the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, may exempt certain classes of works from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. The purpose of this rulemaking proceeding is to determine whether there are particular classes of works as to which users are, or are likely to be, adversely affected in their ability to make noninfringing uses due to the prohibition on circumvention. This notice requests written comments from all interested parties, including representatives of copyright owners, educational institutions, libraries and archives, scholars, researchers and members of the public, in order to elicit evidence on whether noninfringing uses of certain classes of works are, or are likely to be, adversely affected by this prohibition on the circumvention of measures that control access to copyrighted works.
Designation of Agent To Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement
Document Number: 2011-24780
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-28
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is issuing this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to solicit public comment on proposals to update its interim regulations governing the designation by online service providers of agents to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement as provided for in the Copyright Act.
Fees for Special Handling of Registration Claims
Document Number: 2011-16432
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-30
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is extending for one year the interim rule relating to fees for special handling of registration claims that have been pending for at least six months. Currently, the interim rule is set to expire on July 1, 2011, and this extension will change the expiration date to July 1, 2012.
Gap in Termination Provisions
Document Number: 2011-13845
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-06
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is amending its regulations governing notices of termination of certain grants of transfers and licenses of copyright under section 203 of the Copyright Act. The amendments are intended to clarify the recordation practices of the Copyright Office regarding the content of certain notices of termination, and the circumstances under which such notices will be accepted by the Office. In particular, they clarify that the Copyright Office will record section 203 notices of termination of grants for works created after 1977 even when the agreement to make a grant was made before 1978.
Federal Copyright Protection of Sound Recordings Fixed Before February 15, 1972
Document Number: 2010-30213
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-01
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is extending the time in which comments and reply comments can be filed in response to its Notice of Inquiry requesting public input on the desirability and means of bringing sound recordings fixed before February 15, 1972, under Federal jurisdiction.
Gap in Termination Provisions
Document Number: 2010-29743
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is proposing to amend its regulations governing notices of termination of certain grants of transfers and licenses of copyright under section 203 of the Copyright Act of 1976. The amendments are intended to clarify the recordation practices of the Copyright Office regarding the content of section 203 notices of termination and the timeliness of their service and recordation, including a clarification that the Office will accept for recordation under section 203 a notice of termination of a grant agreed to before January 1, 1978 as long as the work that is the subject of the grant was not created before 1978. Whether such notices of termination fall within the scope of section 203 will ultimately be a matter to be resolved by the courts.
Federal Copyright Protection of Sound Recordings Fixed Before February 15, 1972
Document Number: 2010-29139
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-18
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Refunds Under the Cable Statutory License
Document Number: 2010-25652
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office published in the Federal Register of October 4, 2010, a notice of proposed rulemaking concerning refunds under the cable statutory license. This document corrects the date for submitting reply comments.
Minimum Balance Requirement and Automatic Replenishment Option for Deposit Account Holders
Document Number: 2010-25129
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-08
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is proposing to amend its regulations to set the minimum level of activity required to hold a deposit account at 12 transactions per year; require deposit account holders to maintain a minimum balance in that account; mandate the closure of a deposit account the second time it is overdrawn; and offer deposit account holders the option of automatic replenishment of their account via their bank account or credit card.
Refunds Under the Cable Statutory License
Document Number: 2010-24779
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-04
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Office seeks comment on whether a cable operator may receive refunds in situations where it has failed to pay for the carriage of distant signals on a system-wide basis under the Copyright Act, before it was amended to allow a cable system to calculate its royalty fees on a community-by-community basis.
Implementation of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010
Document Number: 2010-22814
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-17
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office amends its rules governing statements of account for cable systems and satellite carriers to reflect changes resulting from the recent enactment of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010.
Waiver of Statement of Account Filing Deadline for the 2010/1 Period
Document Number: 2010-20956
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office extends the deadline for the filing of the 2010/1 cable statements of account to September 29, 2010. In granting the extension, the Office waives the filing requirements under Section 201.17(c)(1) of its rules. The passage of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (STELA) and the subsequent work by the Office to revise the cable statements of account, in light of STELA(s amendments to the Copyright Act, have impaired the timely availability of the on-line forms cable operators use to pay their royalty fees. These circumstances will make it extremely difficult for many cable operators to comply with the current deadline. For these reasons, therefore, the Office deems the extension necessary and in the public interest.
Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Document Number: 2010-19007
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-06
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office makes a nonsubstantial correction to its regulation announcing the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that effectively control access to copyrighted works shall not apply to persons who engage in noninfringing uses of six classes of copyrighted works.
Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Document Number: 2010-18339
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-27
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Librarian of Congress announces that the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that effectively control access to copyrighted works shall not apply to persons who engage in noninfringing uses of six classes of copyrighted works.
Adjustment of Royalty Fee for Cable Compulsory License
Document Number: 2010-14060
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-10
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Gap in Termination Provisions; Inquiry
Document Number: 2010-11619
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is extending the time in which reply comments may be filed on the topic of the application of Title 17 to the termination of certain grants of transfers or licenses of copyright, specifically those for which execution of the grant occurred prior to January 1, 1978 and creation of the work occurred on or after January 1, 1978.
The Register of Copyrights’ and the Copyright Royalty Judges’ authority to determine the constitutionality of 17 U.S.C. 114(f)(5)
Document Number: 2010-11116
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Two material questions of substantive law were referred to the Register of Copyrights concerning the authority of the Register of Copyrights and the Copyright Royalty Judges to determine the constitutionality of 17 U.S.C. 114(f)(5). The Register of Copyrights responded by delivering a Memorandum Opinion to the Copyright Royalty Board on April 30, 2010.
Section 111 and Interest Payments
Document Number: 2010-8970
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-20
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office makes a technical amendment to its rule on interest payments by cable operators.
Gap in Termination Provisions; Inquiry
Document Number: 2010-6936
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is seeking comments regarding the application of Title 17 to the termination of certain grants of transfers or licenses of copyright, specifically those for which execution of the grant occurred prior to January 1, 1978 and creation of the work occurred on or after January 1, 1978. The Copyright Office is seeking comments at this time because the deadlines for serving notices of termination for 1978 grants will begin to expire in 2011 and some stakeholders have raised questions with the Office and some Congressional Offices.
Copyright Royalty Judges’ Authority to Subpoena a Nonparticipant to Appear and Give Testimony or to Produce and Permit Inspection of Documents or Tangible Things
Document Number: 2010-5806
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-19
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Royalty Judges, acting pursuant to statute, referred a material question of substantive law to the Register of Copyrights concerning their authority to subpoena a nonparticipant to appear and give testimony or to produce and permit inspection of documents or tangible things. The Register of Copyrights responded by delivering a Memorandum Opinion to the Copyright Royalty Board on February 23, 2010.
Mandatory Deposit of Published Electronic Works Available Only Online
Document Number: 2010-1202
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is adopting an interim regulation governing mandatory deposit of electronic works published in the United States and available only online. The regulation establishes that online-only works are exempt from mandatory deposit until a demand for deposit of copies or phonorecords of such works is issued by the Copyright Office. It also states that categories of online-only works subject to demand will first be identified in the regulations, and names electronic serials as the first such category for which demands will issue. In addition, the regulation sets forth the process for issuing and responding to a demand for deposit, amends the definition of a ``complete copy'' of a work for purposes of mandatory deposit of online-only works, and establishes new best edition criteria for electronic serials available only online.
Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Document Number: E9-25850
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Librarian of Congress is extending, on an interim basis, the existing classes of works with respect to which the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that effectively control access to copyrighted works shall not apply to persons who engage in noninfringing uses.
Copyright Office Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comments on the Topic of Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Other Persons With Disabilities
Document Number: E9-24539
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-13
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The United States Copyright Office (Copyright Office) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) seek comment on possible solutions to enhance the accessibility of copyrighted works for the benefit of the blind or other persons with disabilities,\1\ including specifically the objectives and text of a draft treaty prepared under the auspices of the World Blind Union and proposed formally at the May 2009 session of the World Intellectual Property Organization's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the topics outlined in the supplementary information section of this notice.
Mandatory Deposit of Published Electronic Works Available Only Online
Document Number: E9-22791
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is extending the time in which reply comments may be filed in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding amendments to regulations governing mandatory deposit of electronic works published in the United States and available only online.
Notification of Agreements Under the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009
Document Number: E9-19299
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is publishing four agreements which set rates and terms for the reproduction and performance of sound recordings made by certain webcasters under two statutory licenses. Webcasters who meet the eligibility requirements may choose to operate under the statutory licenses in accordance with the rates and terms set forth in the agreements published herein rather than the rates and terms of any determination by the Copyright Royalty Judges.
Fees for Special Handling of Registration Claims
Document Number: E9-19101
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-10
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is publishing an interim rule relating to fees for special handling of registration claims that have been pending for at least six months. Special handling is the expedited processing of an application and is granted in certain circumstances when compelling reasons are present. Ordinarily a special handling fee is charged for special handling in addition to the regular fee for an application to register a copyright claim. Because of current delays in the processing of applications for registration occurring in the course of the Office's implementation of its business process reengineering program, the Office has determined that the special handling fee shall not be assessed for conversion of a pending application to special handling status when the application has been pending for more than six months and the applicant has satisfied the Office that expedited handling of the registration is needed because the applicant is about to file a suit for copyright infringement.
Notification of Agreements Under the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009
Document Number: E9-17092
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-17
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is publishing an agreement which sets rates and terms for the reproduction and performance of sound recordings made by certain specified webcasters, under two statutory licenses. Webcasters who meet the eligibility requirements may choose to operate under the statutory licenses in accordance with the rates and terms set forth in the agreement published herein rather than the rates and terms of any determination by the Copyright Royalty Judges.
Mandatory Deposit of Published Electronic Works Available Only Online
Document Number: E9-16675
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-15
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress 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.
Electronic Registration for Deposit Account Holders
Document Number: E9-16664
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-14
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
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 (eService). The Copyright Office is also requesting comment as to whether deposit accounts offer sufficient efficiencies to continue offering this service.
Fees
Document Number: E9-16126
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-09
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is publishing a final rule establishing adjusted fees for its services. The adjusted fees will recover a significant part of the costs to the Office of registering claims and provide full cost recovery for many other services provided by the Office which benefit only or primarily the user of that service. The new fees are based on reliable information regarding the costs of providing services, and reflect cost savings associated with the implementation of electronic processing in the Copyright Office in 2007. Under the new fee structure, the fee for online registration of a basic claim will remain $35. The registration fee for Form CO will be raised from $45 to $50 and the registration fee for paper filings of Forms PA, SR, TX, VA, SE and faulty CO will be raised from $45 to $65. In a few instances, fees have been adjusted downward from the fees published in the notice of proposed rulemaking in light of comments received from the public.
Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comments on the Topic of Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Persons With Other Disabilities; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-9526
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-27
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The United States Copyright Office (Copyright Office) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are extending the time in which comments and reply comments may be filed on the topic of facilitating access to copyrighted works for ``blind or other persons with disabilities'' \1\ in connection with a forthcoming meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comments on the Topic of Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Other Persons With Disabilities; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-8865
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-17
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The United States Copyright Office (Copyright Office) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announce that interested parties may submit electronic comments and reply comments on facilitating access to copyrighted works for the blind or other persons with disabilities.
Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comments on the Topic of Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Persons With Other Disabilities; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-6637
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The United States Copyright Office (Copyright Office) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) seek comment on the topic of facilitating access to copyrighted works for ``blind or persons with other disabilities'' \1\ in connection with a forthcoming meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the topics outlined in the supplementary information section of this notice. The Copyright Office and USPTO also announce a public meeting on the same topic.
Recordation of Notices of Termination of Transfers and Licenses; Clarifications
Document Number: E9-6649
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is adopting amendments to its regulations governing the recordation of notices of termination and certain related provisions.
Section 119 and Changes in the Consumer Price Index
Document Number: E9-6175
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-23
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office makes royalty rate adjustments for satellite carriers based upon changes in the Consumer Price Index. This year, the change in the Consumer Price Index for the relevant time period was 0.03%, a change so small that the rates remain unaffected for the 2009 licensing period.
Notice of Public Hearings: Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Document Number: E9-4913
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-09
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress will be holding public hearings on the possible exemptions to the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. In accordance with the Copyright Act, as amended by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Office is conducting its triennial rulemaking proceeding to determine whether there are particular ``classes of works`` as to which users are, or are likely to be, adversely affected in their ability to make noninfringing uses if they are prohibited from circumventing such technological measures.
Notification of Agreements Under the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008
Document Number: E9-4439
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-03
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is publishing three agreements which set rates and terms for the reproduction and performance of sound recordings made by certain specified webcasters, under two statutory licenses. Webcasters who meet the eligibility requirements may choose to operate under the statutory licenses in accordance with the rates and terms set forth in the agreements published herein rather than the rates and terms of any determination by the Copyright Royalty Judges.
Review of Copyright Royalty Judges Determination
Document Number: E9-1444
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-26
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Register of Copyrights issues the following decision identifying and correcting erroneous resolutions of material questions of substantive law under title 17 that underlie or are contained in the Copyright Royalty Judges' final determination regarding adjustment of reasonable rates and terms of royalty payments for the making and distribution of phonorecords of musical works, Docket No. 2006-3 CRB DPRA. The Register concludes that the Copyright Royalty Judges erroneously did not refer two novel questions of law as required under the statute; that they were in error in their conclusions regarding both their and the Register's authority to review regulations submitted to them under an agreement by the participants; and that their conclusion that they could not review the agreement submitted by the participants led to the inclusion of regulations that constitute erroneous resolution by the CRJs of material questions of substantive law under title 17. This decision corrects such errors and shall be made part of the record of the proceeding (Docket No. 2006-3 CRB DPRA).
Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Document Number: E9-61
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-07
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2008, a notice pertaining to its triennial rulemaking proceeding in accordance with a provision of the Copyright Act which was added by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and which provides that the Librarian of Congress may exempt certain classes of works from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. This document makes technical corrections to clarify the record of the proposed rulemaking.
Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Document Number: E8-30799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-29
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is conducting its triennial rulemaking proceeding in accordance with a provision of the Copyright Act which was added by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and which provides that the Librarian of Congress may exempt certain classes of works from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. The purpose of this rulemaking proceeding is to determine whether there are particular classes of works as to which users are, or are likely to be, adversely affected in their ability to make noninfringing uses due to the prohibition on circumvention. This notice publishes the classes of works that the Office will consider for exemption, which were proposed in the comment period that ended on December 2, 2008. This Notice further reiterates the previously published request for responsive written comments from all interested parties, including representatives of copyright owners, educational institutions, libraries and archives, scholars, researchers and members of the public, in order to elicit additional evidence either supporting or opposing the classes of works proposed for exemption.
Compulsory License for Making and Distributing Phonorecords, Including Digital Phonorecord Deliveries
Document Number: E8-26666
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is announcing an interim regulation to clarify the scope and application of the Section 115 compulsory license to make and distribute phonorecords of a musical work by means of digital phonorecord deliveries. The Office seeks comments on the interim regulation.
Fees
Document Number: E8-26063
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is extending the time in which comments may be filed in response to its notice of proposed rulemaking regarding new fees for registration of claims, special services and Licensing Division services, and new statutory fees and fees for certain other services that the Office is proposing to submit to Congress.
Fees
Document Number: Z8-24269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Fees
Document Number: E8-24269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
This notice of proposed rulemaking is issued to inform the public that the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is considering adoption of new fees for registration of claims, special services and Licensing Division services, and that the Office intends to submit a schedule of proposed new statutory fees and fees for certain other services to Congress. The proposed fees would recover a significant part of the costs to the Office of registering claims and provide full cost recovery for many services provided by the Office which benefit only or primarily the user of that service. The new fees are based on reliable information regarding the costs of providing services, and reflect new electronic processing of most claims implemented in the Copyright Office in 2007.
Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Document Number: E8-23576
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is preparing to conduct proceedings in accordance with provisions added by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which provide that the Librarian of Congress may exempt certain classes of works from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. The purpose of this rulemaking proceeding is to determine whether there are particular classes of works as to which users are, or are likely to be, adversely affected in their ability to make noninfringing uses due to the prohibition on circumvention. This notice requests written comments from all interested parties, including representatives of copyright owners, educational institutions, libraries and archives, scholars, researchers and members of the public, in order to elicit evidence on whether noninfringing uses of certain classes of works are, or are likely to be, adversely affected by this prohibition on the circumvention of measures that control access to copyrighted works.
Compulsory License for Making and Distributing Phonorecords, Including Digital Phonorecord Deliveries
Document Number: E8-18799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is extending the time in which comments and reply comments may be filed in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to amend its regulations to clarify the scope and application of the Section 115 compulsory license to make and distribute phonorecords of a musical work by means of digital phonorecord deliveries. 73 FR 40802. The Office is also announcing a hearing on the proposed rulemaking to take place on September 19, 2008.
Notice of Intent to Audit
Document Number: E8-15952
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is announcing receipt of six notices of intent to audit various eligible nonsubscription and new subscription services that transmit sound recordings under statutory licenses. The audits intend to verify statements of account for the year 2005.
Retransmission of Digital Broadcast Signals Pursuant to the Cable Statutory License
Document Number: E8-15951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is extending the time in which comments and reply comments may be filed in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the retransmission of digital television broadcast signals by cable operators under Section 111 of the Copyright Act.