Rulemakings

Open Rulemakings

Docket Number Title
2021-2 Small Claims Expedited Registration Procedures and FOIA Conforming Amendment
2021-1 CASE Act and the Copyright Claims Board (CCB) Implementation Regulations
2020-11 Section 1201 Exemptions to Prohibition Against Circumvention of Technological Measures Protecting Copyrighted Works
2019–7 Online Publication
2018–9 Registration Modernization
2005–6 Proposed Amendments to Regulations Governing Cable, Satellite, and DART License Reporting Practices
2017-8 Secure Tests
2017-7 Modernizing Copyright Recordation
2012-3 Registration of Copyright: Definition of Claimant

Closed Rulemakings

Final Rule Date Docket Number Title
2021-06-22 2021-3 Technical Amendments Regarding the Copyright Office’s Organizational Structure
2021-03-05 2020-5 Music Modernization Act Notices of License, Notices of Nonblanket Activity, Data Collection and Delivery Efforts, and Reports of Usage and Payment
2021-02-26 2020-10 Modernizing Recordation of Notices of Termination
2021-02-23 2019–4 Group Registration of Works on an Album of Music
2021-02-11 2020-7 Protection of Confidential Information by the Mechanical Licensing Collective and Digital Licensee Coordinator
2021-01-11 2020-12 Transition Period Cumulative Reporting and Transfer of Royalties to the Mechanical Licensing Collective
2020-12-31 2020-8 The Public Musical Works Database and Transparency of the Mechanical Licensing Collective
2020-11-12 2016–03 Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books
2020-09-17 2020-6 Reporting and Distribution of Royalties to Copyright Owners by the Mechanical Licensing Collective
2020-06-22 2018–12 Group Registration for Short Online Literary Works
2020-05-28 2020-2 Group Registration of Newsletters
2020-04-08 2020–4 Technical Amendments Regarding Electronic Submissions to the Copyright Office
2020-02-27 2020–3 Emailed Waiver Requests Under DMCA Designated Agent Rule
2020-02-25 2020–1 Electronic Delivery of Litigation Notices Under Sections 411 and 508
2020-02-19 2018–4 Copyright Office Fee Schedule
2019-07-05 2018–11 Designation of Mechanical Licensing Collective
2019-04-23 2018–13 Simplifying Copyright Registration for Architectural Works
2019-04-09 2018–8 Noncommercial Use Exception to Unauthorized Uses of Pre-1972 Sound Recordings
2019-03-22 2018–10 Technical Amendments to Section 115 Compulsory License Regulations
2019-03-22 2018–7 Rules Regarding Schedules of Pre-1972 Sound Recordings and Notices of Contact Information By Transmitting Entities
2019-02-13 2017-1 Freedom of Information Act Practices and Procedures
2019-02-13 2017–15 Group Registration of Unpublished Works
2018-12-27 2018–1 Final Rule Regarding the Single Application
2018-11-30 2018-2, 2018-3 Group Registration of Newsletters and Serials
2018-10-26 2017-10 Section 1201 Exemptions to Prohibition Against Circumvention of Technological Measures Protecting Copyrighted Works
2018-10-15 2018–6 Streamlining the Administration of DART Royalty Accounts and Electronic Royalty Payment Processes
2019-02-13
2018-01-30
2017–16 Final Rule Relating to Group Registration of Newspapers
2018-01-18 2016-10 Group Registration of Photographs
2018-01-17 2017-9 Simplifying Deposit Requirements for Certain Literary Works and Musical Compositions
2017-11-13 2017-17 Fee for Recording Documents with Electronic Title Lists
2017-09-12 2017-13 Affixation and Position of Copyright Notice
2017-06-29 2016-8 Group Registration of Contributions to Periodicals
2017-06-15 2016-9 Supplementary Registration
2017-05-19 2013-5 Authentication of Electronic Signatures on Electronically Filed Statements of Account
2017-05-19 2017-4 Regulations to Address the Disruption of Copyright Office Electronic Systems
2017-05-10 2017-6 Technical Amendment to DMCA Designated Agent Rule
2017-02-06 2016-5 Copyright Office Technical Amendments
2017-02-02 2016-7 2017 Removal of Personally Identifiable Information from Registration Records
2016-11-01 2011-6 Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement
2016-09-09 2016-6 Copyright Office Adopts “Mailbox” Rule for Appeals to Refusals to Register
2015-10-28 2014-7 Section 1201 Exemptions to Prohibition Against Circumvention of Technological Measures Protecting Copyrighted Works
2014-11-18 2012-5 Verification of Cable and Satellite Statements of Account
2014-11-18 2014-8 Fees for Submitting Corrected Electronic Title Appendices
2014-09-18 2012-7 Section 115 License Statements of Account Rulemaking
2014-09-17 2014-4 Changes to Recordation Practices
2014-03-24 2012-1 Copyright Office Fees
2013-01-09 2010-3 Refunds Under the Cable Statutory License
2012-03-28 2011-8 Discontinuance of Form CO in Registration Practices
2012-10-26 2011-7 Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies (2012 DMCA Section 1201 rulemaking)
2012-07-09 2011-5 Automated Databases Consisting Predominantly of Photographs
2011-06-06 2010-5 Gap in Termination Provisions
2011-02-17 2009-4 Administration of Copyright Office Deposit Accounts
2010-01-25 2009-3 Mandatory Deposit of Published Electronic Works Available Only Online
2008-11-07 2007-1 Mechanical and Digital Phonorecords Delivery Compulsory License
2006-11-27 2005-11 Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
2003-10-28 2002-4 Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
2003-04-08 2002-5 Termination of Transfers and Licenses Under 17 U.S.C. §203
2000-10-27 99-7B Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies