[Federal Register: January 26, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 18)]
[Proposed Rules]               
[Page 2463-2464]


Copyright Office

37 CFR Part 202

[Docket No. RM 95-7]

Registration of Claims to Copyright, Group Registration of 

AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The Copyright Office is extending the comment period in its 
consideration of regulations permitting group registration of 
unpublished or published photographs.

DATES: The extended deadline for comments is February 9, 1996, and for 
reply comments is March 1, 1996.

ADDRESSES: If sent by mail, fifteen copies of written comments should 
be addressed to Marilyn J. Kretsinger, Acting General Counsel, 
Copyright GC/I&R, P.O. Box 70400, Southwest Station, Washington, D.C. 
20024. Telephone: (202) 707-8380. Telefax: (202) 707-8366. If by hand, 
fifteen copies should be brought to: Office of the General Counsel, 
Copyright Office, James Madison Memorial Building, Room LM-407, First 
and Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marilyn J. Kretsinger, Acting General 
Counsel, Telephone: (202) 707-8380 or Telefax: (202) 707-8366.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 4, 1995, the Copyright Office 
published proposed regulations that permit group registration of 
unpublished or published photographs without the deposit of copies of 
the works. 60 FR 62057 (Dec. 4, 1995). The proposed regulations would 
enable photographers and photography businesses to seek the benefits of 
registration by making it less burdensome for them to register a claim 
to copyright in a large number of 

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photographs taken by a single photographer or photography business.
    Due to the inordinate number of government and business closures 
that occurred during this time period, the Office is extending the 
period for submitting comments from January 18, 1996, to February 9, 
1996, and the deadline for reply comments from February 2, 1996, to 
March 1, 1996.

    Dated: January 23, 1996.
Marilyn J. Kretsinger,
Acting General Counsel.

[FR Doc. 96-1408 Filed 1-25-96; 8:45 am]