Copyright Office Publishes Final Rule to Simplify Deposit Requirements for Certain Literary Works and Musical Compositions
Issue No. 700 - January 17, 2018

The United States Copyright Office today published a final rule amending the regulations governing the deposit requirements for certain types of published literary works and musical compositions, to require the deposit of a single copy rather than two copies. The final rule will apply to certain literary monographs (as defined in the rule) and musical compositions published in print formats. Additionally, the final rule clarifies the deposit requirements for musical compositions published both in print and phonorecord formats, to require the submission of the print version for purposes of copyright registration.

The final rule is available here and goes into effect on February 16, 2018.