U.S. Copyright Office Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books
Issue No. 716 - May 16, 2018

The United States Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the submission of written comments in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking that would revise the Office’s regulations to finalize a 2010 interim rule regarding mandatory deposit of electronic-only works, and would make electronic-only books published in the United States subject to the mandatory deposit requirements if they are affirmatively demanded by the Office. The Office is extending the deadline by an additional forty-five days to ensure that members of the pubic have sufficient time to respond. Comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 16, 2018.

The formal extension notice, the notice of proposed rulemaking, and instructions on how to submit a comment are available here.