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RSS News Feeds

RSS News Feeds

Some of our popular pages are now available via an RSS Feed Service.

What Is RSS?

RSS is an easy way for you to keep updated automatically on changes to websites you like. Instead of having to go to websites to see if they contain a new article or feature, you can use RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, to find out every time your favorite websites post something new.

RSS is written in the Internet coding language known as XML (eXtensible Markup Language), which is why you see RSS buttons commonly labeled with this icon: XML.

How Do I Use These Feeds?

The first step is to choose an RSS reader. Each reader has a slightly different way of adding a new feed (also called a “channel”). In most cases, here's how it works:

1. Click on the small XML button near the webpage (channel) you want to add to your RSS reader, for example, NewsNet. You'll see a page displaying XML code.

2. From your browser, copy the URL that appears in your Address Bar. For example, the URL you would copy for Legislative Developments is:

XML http://www.loc.gov/rss/copyright/legislation.xml

3. Paste that URL into the 'Add New Channel' section of the reader. You should be all set! The RSS feed will start to display and regularly update the headlines for you.

Available RSS Feeds

The following pages offer RSS Feeds:

Copyright Office Home Page XML http://www.loc.gov/rss/copyright/rss.xml
Federal Register XML http://www.loc.gov/rss/copyright/fedreg.xml
Legislative Developments XML http://www.loc.gov/rss/copyright/legislation.xml