Copyright Office Calendar


Date Details
January 15 Comments due at 11:59 p.m. eastern time in response to a notice of inquiry requesting written comments on how to improve the regulations and practices related to the registration of copyright claims in the digital age. https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/reg-modernization/
January 16 Copyright Matters lecture series presents "The Public Domain: Celebrating the Lifecycle of Copyright" at 10:30 a.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Washington, DC.
January 22 Comments due at 11:59 p.m. eastern time in response to an interim rule to amend the Office's existing regulations pertaining to the compulsory "mechanical" license for making and distributing phonorecords of nondramatic musical works available under 17 USC § 115 so as to conform the existing regulations to the new law, including with respect to the operation of notices of intention and statements of account, and to make other minor technical updates. https://www.copyright.gov/newsnet/2018/735.html
January 28 Final rule takes effect reflecting updates to regulations regarding the eligibility requirements for the Single Application. The rule also eliminates the "short form" version of the Office's paper application and allows for paper applications to be certified with an electronic signature. https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/streamlining-single/
February 11 Comments due at 11:59 p.m. eastern time in response to a proposed rule updating regulations governing the procedures for registering architectural works. https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/architecturalworks/
February 19 Comments due at 11:59 p.m. eastern time in response to a proposed rule to create a group registration option for short online literary works. https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/shortonline-literaryworks/
March 21 Comments due at 11:59 p.m. eastern time in response to a notice of inquiry seeking public comment regarding the designation of a mechanical licensing collective and a digital licensee coordinator to carry out key functions under the updated section 115 "mechanical" license for the reproduction and distribution of musical works; specifically, the creation and administration of a new blanket licensing system governing licensed uses by digital music providers. https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/mma-designations/
April 22 Reply comments due at 11:59 p.m. eastern time in response to a notice of inquiry seeking public comment regarding the designation of a mechanical licensing collective and a digital licensee coordinator to carry out key functions under the updated section 115 "mechanical" license for the reproduction and distribution of musical works; specifically, the creation and administration of a new blanket licensing system governing licensed uses by digital music providers. https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/mma-designations/