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Listed below are reports and studies issued by the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Annual Reports

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Strategic Plans

Rulemaking Proceedings

See the complete record of various rulemakings that involve solicitation of comments from interested parties, roundtable discussions, reply comments, and hearings.

Other Reports

  • Resale Royalties: An Updated Analysis (December 2013) PDF
  • Proposed Schedule and Analysis of Copyright Fees to Go into Effect on or about April 1, 2014 (November 14, 2013) PDF
  • Copyright Small Claims (September 2013) PDF
  • Federal Copyright Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings (December 2011) Webpage | PDF
  • Legal Issues in Mass Digitization: A Preliminary Analysis and Discussion Document (October 2011) Webpage | PDF
  • Report on Marketplace Alternatives to Replace Statutory Licenses (August 29, 2011) Webpage | PDF
  • Analysis and Proposed Copyright Fee Adjustments to Go into Effect on or about August 1, 2009 PDF
  • Copyright Cost Study and Fee Recommendations (September 30, 2008) PDF
  • Section 109 Study on the Cable and Satellite Statutory Licenses under the Copyright Act Webpage
  • Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act Section 109 Report (June 2008) PDF
  • Analysis and Proposed Copyright Fee Adjustments to Go into Effect on or about July 1, 2007 (February 2007) PDF
  • Rulemaking on Anticircumvention (2005—2006) Webpage
  • Analysis and Proposed Copyright Fee Schedule to Go into Effect July 1, 2006 (March 2006) PDF
  • SHVERA (Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization) §110 Report (February 2006) Webpage
  • Orphan Works Report (January 2006) Webpage
  • Vessel Hull Design Protection Act: Overview and Analysis (November 2003) PDF
    Appendices PDF
  • Rulemaking on Anticircumvention (2002—2003) Webpage
  • Analysis and Proposed Copyright Fee Schedule to Go into Effect July 1, 2002 (February 2002) PDF
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act §104 Study (August 2001) Text
  • Rulemaking on Anticircumvention (1999—2000) Webpage
  • Joint Study on Encryption Research (May 2000) Webpage
  • Copyright Office Study on Distance Education (May 1999) Webpage
  • Analysis and Proposed Copyright Fee Schedule for July 1, 1999 (February 1, 1999) PDF
  • Proposed Copyright Office Fee Schedule Sent to Congress (February 1, 1999) PDF
  • Copyright Cost Study and Fee Recommendations (March 1998) PDF
  • Project Looking Forward - Sketching the Future of Copyright in a Network World (July 1998) PDF
  • A Review of the Copyright Licensing Regimes Covering Retransmission of Broadcast Signals (August 1997)
        Executive Summary PDF
        Report PDF
  • Report on Legal Protection for Databases (August 1997)
        Executive Summary PDF
        Report PDF, Text
        Appendices PDF
  • Waiver of Moral Rights in Visual Artworks report (October 1996)
        Executive Summary Text
  • Report on Computer Software Rental Act (September 1994) Text
  • Advisory Committee On Copyright Registration And Deposit (ACCORD) 1993 PDF File size: 18 MB
  • Droit De Suite: The Artist's Resale Royalty (December 1992) PDF
  • The Cable and Satellite Carrier Compulsory Licenses: An Overview and Analysis (March 1992) PDF
  • The Report on Works of Architecture (June 1989) PDF
  • Library Reproduction of Copyrighted Works 1988 PDF
  • Library Reproduction of Copyrighted Works 1983 PDF
  • Performance Rights In Sound Recordings (1978) PDF

Historical Documents Archive of annual reports, biographies of past Registers of Copyrights, and Copyright Lore