United States Copyright Office – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Mass Digitization Pilot Program; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-14116
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-09
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, United States Copyright Office
The U.S. Copyright Office is developing a limited pilot program and corresponding draft legislation that would establish a legal framework known as extended collective licensing for certain mass digitization activities that are currently beyond the reach of the Copyright Act. This request provides the opportunity for interested parties to submit specific recommendations regarding the operational aspects of the pilot program, within the parameters and legal framework described in the Office's Orphan Works and Mass Digitization report.
Study on the Right of Making Available; Comments and Public Roundtable
Document Number: 2014-04104
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, United States Copyright Office
The United States Copyright Office is undertaking a study at the request of Congress to assess the state of U.S. law recognizing and protecting ``making available'' and ``communication to the public'' rights for copyright holders. The Office is requesting public comments on how the existing bundle of rights under Title 17 covers the making available and communication to the public rights, how foreign laws have addressed such rights, and the feasibility and necessity of amending U.S. law to strengthen or clarify our law in this area. The Copyright Office also will hold a public roundtable to discuss these topics and to provide a forum for interested parties to address the issues raised by the comments received.
Single Application Option
Document Number: 2013-15545
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, United States Copyright Office
The U.S. Copyright Office is amending its regulations on an interim basis in order to establish a new registration option called the ``single application.'' This application is being introduced in order to provide an additional option for individual authors/claimants registering a single (one) work that is not a work made for hire via the Copyright Office's electronic registration system (``eCO''). Such applications are the most administratively simple for the Copyright Office to process and may make copyright registration more attractive to individual authors of single works. This application option will be available on June 28, 2013, and the Copyright Office is inviting public comments during the first 60 days of its implementation. The single application option will cost the same$35as a standard electronic application.
Resale Royalty Right; Public Hearing
Document Number: 2013-07270
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, United States Copyright Office
The United States Copyright Office will host a public hearing to discuss issues relating to the consideration of a federal resale royalty right in the United States. The meeting will provide a forum for interested parties to address the legal and factual questions raised in the comments received by this Office in response to its September 2012 Notice of Inquiry.\1\
Remedies for Small Copyright Claims: Third Request for Comments
Document Number: 2013-04466
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, United States Copyright Office
The United States Copyright Office is requesting public comment for the third time on the topic of adjudicating small copyright claims. The Office is studying whether and, if so, how the current legal system hinders or prevents copyright owners from pursuing copyright claims that have a relatively small economic value and will discuss, with appropriate recommendations, potential changes in administrative, regulatory, and statutory authority. At this time, the Office seeks additional comments on possible alternatives to the current system to improve the adjudication of such claims.
Copyright Office Fees
Document Number: 2013-03449
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, United States Copyright Office
The United States Copyright Office is extending the deadline for filing reply comments regarding its notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the establishment of a fee schedule for filing cable and satellite statements of account for use of the statutory licenses that provide for the secondary transmission of broadcast programming by cable and satellite companies.
Copyright Office Fees
Document Number: 2013-01291
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-25
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, United States Copyright Office
The United States Copyright Office is extending the deadline for filing reply comments regarding its notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the establishment of a fee schedule for filing cable and satellite statements of account for use of the statutory licenses that provide for the secondary transmission of broadcast programming by cable and satellite companies.
Notice of Roundtable on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Treaty On the Protection of the Rights of Broadcasting Organizations
Document Number: E6-21130
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-12
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, United States Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The United States Copyright Office (USCO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announce a public roundtable discussion concerning the work at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) on a proposed Treaty on the Protection of the Rights of Broadcasting Organizations. Members of the public are invited to attend the roundtable, or to participate in the roundtable discussion, on the topics outlined in the supplementary information section of this notice.