May 23, 2022

U.S. Copyright Office Releases Public Draft of an Updated Edition of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices

From the Federal Register:

The U.S. Copyright Office is announcing the release of a public draft of an update to its administrative manual, the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition. The update has been released in draft form to give the public an opportunity to review and provide comments on the revisions.

Comments must be made in writing and must be received in the U.S. Copyright Office no later than May 14, 2019. The Copyright Office will hold a webinar to review the proposed revisions on April 10, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. EST, which may be accessed from the web page referenced in the Addresses section below.

The public draft of the update to the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition is available on the Office’s website at​comp3/​draft.html. The webinar on the proposed revisions may be accessed from the same web page. For reasons of government efficiency, the Copyright Office is using the system for the submission and posting of public comments related to this draft. All comments are therefore to be submitted electronically through Specific instructions for submitting comments are available on the Copyright Office website at​comp3/​draft/​comment-submission.

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