Rulemakings

Open Rulemakings

Docket Number Title
2020-5 Music Modernization Act Notices of License, Notices of Nonblanket Activity, Data Collection and Delivery Efforts, and Reports of Usage and Payment
2021-8 Copyright Claims Board: Active Proceedings and Evidence
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
2022-09-30 2022-1 Remitter Payment Options and Deposit Account Requirements
2022-07-22 2022-4 Deposit Requirements for Registering a Single Issue of a Serial Publication
2022-04-08 2021-9 Law Student and Business Entity Representation
2022-03-25 2021-6 Copyright Claims Board: Initiation of Proceedings and Related Procedures
2022-03-09 2021-4 Small Claims Procedures for Library and Archives Opt-Outs and Class Actions
2021-10-28 2020-11 Section 1201 Exemptions to Prohibition Against Circumvention of Technological Measures Protecting Copyrighted Works
2021-08-18 2021-2 Small Claims Expedited Registration Procedures and FOIA Conforming Amendment
2021-06-22 2021-3 Technical Amendments Regarding the Copyright Office’s Organizational Structure
2017-05-09 2017-5 Pilot Program for Bulk Submission of Copyright Registration Applications
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