U.S. Copyright Office Announces Study to Evaluate the Current Electronic Deposit and Best Edition Rules
The U.S. Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice announcing a study to evaluate the current electronic deposit and best edition rules that govern deposits accompanying copyright registration and mandatory deposits for the benefit of the Library of Congress. The study will examine the connection between these two types of deposits, the effect that the best edition requirement has on registration, and the expanding role of electronic deposits in building the Library’s collections. The study will also address the impact any changes to the current system would have on registrants, the registration system, and the Library’s ability to grow its collections. To assist the Office in conducting the study, the notice requests written comments from the
For additional information, including instructions for submitting comments, please visit the Office website. Comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 18, 2022.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.