U.S. Copyright Office to Extend Comment Period for Registration Modernization Notice of Inquiry
Issue No. 805 - March 16, 2020

On March 3, 2020, the U.S. Copyright Office issued a statement of policy and notice of inquiry announcing several intended practice updates to improve the efficiency of the copyright registration system and soliciting further comment on additional proposed reforms under consideration. Specifically, the Office solicited public comment on two proposals to permit post-registration edits to rights and permissions information and to permit voluntary submission of additional deposit information to be included in the public record.

To ensure that members of the public have sufficient time to comment, and to ensure that the Office has the benefit of a complete record, the Office will extend the deadline for the submission of written comments to no later than 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 1, 2020. This extension will be published in the Federal Register. We are announcing this change now to provide advance notice and will continue to monitor developments.

The notice and instructions on how to submit comments are available at https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/reg-modernization/.