U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Supplemental Interim Rule for Document Recordation Pilot Program
Issue No. 795 - January 23, 2020

Today, the U.S. Copyright Office published a supplemental interim rule amending its regulations governing recordation of transfers of copyright ownership, notices of termination, and other documents pertaining to a copyright. The rule supplements the Office’s current interim recordation regulations in anticipation of the Office’s forthcoming pilot program through which certain remitters will be able to record certain types of documents electronically online. The supplemental interim rule and pilot program are the next step in the recordation modernization process, which will lead to a full public release of the Office’s electronic recordation system in the future. The Office will initiate its pilot program through a separate announcement. More information is available here.