Prior Editions of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices


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

The First Edition of the Compendium (commonly referred to as Compendium I) governed the U.S. Copyright Office's general practices for registration, recordation, and other matters arising under the Copyright Act of 1909. It was made available to the public for the first time in 1967 and it was last revised in 1973.

Compendium I (135 pages plus index & updates)


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

The Second Edition of the Compendium (commonly referred to as Compendium II) reflects the U.S. Copyright Office's general practices for registration, recordation, and other matters arising under the Copyright Act of 1976, prior to the adoption of the Third Edition. It was first published in 1984 and revised in part in 1988 and 1998.

Compendium II (394 pages plus index & updates)