Copyright Office Calendar


Date Details
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 7 Comments due at 11:59 p.m. eastern time in response to a proposed rule regarding the noncommercial use exception to unauthorized uses of sound recordings fixed before February 15, 1972 (Pre-1972 Sound Recordings). https://copyright.gov/rulemaking/pre1972-soundrecordings-noncommercial/comment-submission/
March 15 Deadline at 11:59 p.m. eastern time for requests to participate in one-day public roundtable on April 8, 2019, in Washington, DC, to gather further input for the study on section 512. https://www.copyright.gov/policy/section512/roundtable.html
March 15 Final rule amending Freedom of Information Act Practices and Procedures takes effect. https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/foia2016/
March 15 Final rule establishing group registration for unpublished works takes effect. https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/group-unpublished/
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 8 Public roundtable in Washington, DC, to gather further input for the study on section 512. https://www.copyright.gov/policy/section512/
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/
May 8 United States’ obligations under the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled enter into force. https://www.copyright.gov/international-issues/