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# Issue 346 - June 30, 2008  

Copyright Office Releases Online Registration of Claims

Beginning July 1, 2008, the Copyright Office is offering online registration of claims to copyright. Online registration through the electronic Copyright Office (eCO) is the preferred way to register basic claims for literary works; visual arts works; performing arts works, including motion pictures; sound recordings; and single serials. Advantages of online filing include a lower filing fee; the fastest processing time; online status tracking of your claim; secure payment by credit or debit card, electronic check, or Copyright Office deposit account; and the ability to upload certain categories of deposits directly into eCO as electronic files. To register your claim electronically, go to the Copyright Office website at www.copyright.gov and click on the eCO logo.

Calendar


July 1 Online registration available on Copyright Office website.

July 17

Due date for comments on regulatory changes to accommodate the retransmission of digital signals pursuant to the cable statutory license (more)

Sept. 2 Due date for reply comments on regulatory changes to accommodate the retransmission of digital signals pursuant to the cable statutory license (more)

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