Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition


Announcement

Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante has released a public draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition (the “Third Edition”). The first major revision in more than two decades, the draft presents more than 1200 pages of administrative practices and sets the stage for a number of long-term improvements in registration and recordation policy. It will remain in draft form for 120 days pending final review and implementation, taking effect on or around December 15, 2014.

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Acknowledgements

In releasing this public draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, the Register of Copyrights is ‎indebted to the team of attorneys, registration specialists, and design experts who worked ‎relentlessly and collaboratively with the Office of the Register to make it possible.

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Access Prior Editions

The Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, First Edition (1973) and Second Edition (1984)