Rulemaking Proceedings Under Section 1201 of Title 17


The Copyright Office has initiated the seventh triennial rulemaking proceeding under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. § 1201. Information on the current section 1201 proceeding, including petition forms, is available here.



For this proceeding, the Office is establishing a new, streamlined procedure for the renewal of exemptions that were granted during the sixth triennial rulemaking. If renewed, those current exemptions would remain in force for an additional three-year period (October 2018 – October 2021). For more information, see our tutorials on this page.