Copyright Office Publishes Interim Rule on Secure Tests
Issue No. 668 - June 12, 2017

Secure Tests Interim Rule

The United States Copyright Office has adopted an interim rule governing its special procedure for examining secure tests. The interim rule memorializes some of the Office’s existing procedures for examining secure tests, updates the Office’s procedures to increase the efficiency of the examination process, and discontinues the practice of examining databases and computer programs under the special procedure for secure tests. The interim rule will go into effect on July 12, 2017.

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