Copyright Office Releases New ETL Validator Tool
Issue No. 787 - November 15, 2019

The Copyright Office has released a new tool designed to assist those who are submitting an optional electronic title list (ETL) when submitting a transfer of copyright ownership or other document pertaining to a copyright for recordation. In the past, the Office rejected some ETLs because of issues that submitters could have corrected before submitting information. The new ETL Validator Tool provides the public the opportunity to evaluate the acceptability of their ETL and correct any issues prior to submission.

Along with the release, the Copyright Office has developed a tutorial to assist the public in using the new ETL Validator Tool.