Copyright Office Publishes Final Rule for Group Registration of Contributions to Periodicals
Issue No. 672 - June 29, 2017

The United States Copyright Office has adopted a final rule effective July 31, 2017, requiring that applicants seeking copyright registrations for groups of contributions to periodicals must submit applications through the Office’s electronic registration system. This rule modifies the deposit requirement by requiring applicants to submit their contributions in a digital format and to upload those files through the electronic system. It also clarifies the eligibility requirements and alters the administrative classes used for such registrations.