Copyright Office Proposes Rule Regarding Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books
Issue No. 714 - April 16, 2018

The United States Copyright Office today published a proposed rule subjecting electronic-only books to mandatory deposit if a written demand is issued by the Copyright Office. The proposed rule also makes a 2010 interim rule concerning electronic-only works final and amends the rule governing public access to electronic works to encompass electronic serials and electronic books received via mandatory deposit.

The notice of proposed rulemaking and instructions on how to submit a comment are available here. Written comments must be received no later than May 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. eastern time.