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Issue 461 - June 26, 2012 

Copyright Office Issues Statement of Policy on Registration of Compilations and Clarifies Policy on Registration of Choreographic Works

The Copyright Office is issuing a statement of policy to clarify its practices relating to the examination of claims in compilations, particularly in claims of copyrightable authorship in the selection and arrangement of exercises or other uncopyrightable matter. Unless a compilation of materials results in a work of authorship that falls within one or more of the eight categories of authorship listed in section 102(a) of title 17, the Office will refuse registration to such a claim. The statement also clarifies the Office’s policies with respect to registration of choreographic works. For further information, see www.copyright.gov/fedreg/77fr37605.pdf.

 


Calendar

June 22, 2012 Effective date of policy statement clarifying examination of claims in compilations and registration of choreographic works.
July 1, 2012

Effective date of discontinuance of Form CO and removal from regulations of references to CON1 and CON2.

July 9, 2012

Due date for comments on proposal to amend regulations regarding filing a Notice of Intention under Section 115.

July 16, 2012

Due date for comments on proposal to amend regulations governing the definition of a “claimant”

August 13, 2012

Due date for comments on proposed regulation on verification of statements of account submitted by cable operators and satellite carriers

August 15, 2012

Due date for reply comments on proposal to amend regulations governing the definition of a “claimant”
September 12, 2012 Due date for reply comments on proposed regulation on verification of statements of account submitted by cable operators and satellite carriers.
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