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News Bulletins from the U.S. Copyright Office
June 1 , 2001 Issue 123
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In This Issue
Copyright Office Adopts Final Regulations for Filing a Claim to Royalties
New Search Method Launched for Pilot Testing
 
Calendar

June 18

Comments due on proposed amendments to its regulation governing notices of termination of transfers and licenses covering the extended renewal term (read details)


July 1

Effective date of requirement that a claim to royalties collected under the cable statutory license and the satellite statutory license list the name and address of each copyright owner to the joint claim (read details)


Copyright Office Adopts Final Regulations for Filing a Claim to Royalties

The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is adopting final regulations for filing a claim to royalties collected under the cable statutory license, 17 U.S.C. 111, and the satellite statutory license, 17, U.S.C. 119. Under the new rules, a party who files a joint claim on behalf of multiple copyright owners must list the name and address of each copyright owner to the joint claim. The single exception applies to performing rights organizations, which need not identify their individual members or affiliates in a claim. (read details)

New Search Method Launched for Pilot Testing

The Copyright Office invites NewsNet readers to pilot test a new copyright search method. The Web-based search allows users to find copyright information pertaining to more than 14 million works registered since 1978. The interface is designed with user-friendly commands for first-time and occasional users. The older, powerful Telnet-based LOCIS system will also continue to be available.

NewsNet readers are encouraged to conduct searches in the system's three databases: registered works, serials, and documents. Pilot testers may report problems they encounter and any suggestions for improvements by email to [email protected] The Copyright Office appreciates your help.

To use the search, connect to www.copyright.gov/records

 

 
Past Issues

Copyright Office Makes Technical Amendments Regarding Copyright Renewal 5/14/01


Copyright Office Requests Comments on Proposed Amendments to Regulation Governing Notices of Termination of Transfers and Licenses Covering the Extended Renewal Term 5/3/01

Additional Comment Filed with Office in Docket No. RM 2000-7 5/3/01

Copyright Office Publishes Proposed Rulemaking on Who May File a Cable or Satellite Claim 4/26/01

Copyright Office Announces Public Roundtable 4/23/01

Office Publishes Procedures for Service of Notice of Action on Register of Copyrights when Registration Has Been Refused 4/13/01


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