Copyright Office Adopts Interim Rule for the Freedom of Information Act
Issue No. 654 - February 7, 2017

To implement the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office has adopted an interim rule that amends its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations. The amended regulations provide a clear structure for the required regulatory provisions of FOIA, formalize Office practices of multitrack processing and aggregation, and provide areas of enhanced customer service.

To ensure that the Office’s FOIA regulations implement the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 as soon as practicable, these interim regulations are effective March 9, 2017. The Office seeks public comments on the interim rule that will be considered in promulgating a final rule.

The interim rule and instructions on how to submit a comment are available here. Written comments must be received no later than April 24, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.