U.S. Copyright Office
Library of Congress Automated Databases Consisting Predominantly of Photographs

Automated Databases Consisting Predominantly of Photographs


arrow_nav Notice of proposed rulemaking
(January 28, 2011)
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Summary:

The Copyright Office is proposing to amend its regulations, including the recently published interim regulations regarding electronic registration of automated databases that consist predominantly of photographs and group registration of published photographs (the ‘‘Interim Regulations’’), governing the deposit requirements for applications for automated databases that consist predominantly of photographs. The proposed amendments would require that, in addition to providing material relating to claimed compilation authorship, the deposits for such databases include the image of each photograph in which copyright is claimed. The Office believes that this amendment will align the deposit requirements for such databases with the deposit requirements for published or unpublished photographs as a single work or group registration of published photographs and provide a better public record identifying the scope of the copyright claim.