Public Draft for the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices

Acting Register Karyn Temple has released a revised draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition. This draft proposes changes to the current version of the Compendium, which was released on September 29, 2017. This update is the result of a careful review of the Office’s practices and procedures, as well as recent changes in the law. Read more.

The Copyright Office held a webinar to review proposed revisions to the Compendium on April 10, 2019. View the recorded webinar on the proposed revisions. Slides are also available

The deadline for submitting public comments on this draft is May 31, 2019. The September 29, 2017, version of the Compendium remains in effect until the Office receives and considers public comment and releases the final version of this update.

The Office has prepared a complete list of the sections that have been added, amended, revised, or removed in this release.


Chapter 1700:

No changes proposed in this update

Chapter 2300:

No changes proposed in this update