Electronic filing in the Copyright Office of Notices of Intention to obtain a Section 115 compulsory license
The Copyright Office is proposing to amend its regulations for filing Notices of Intention to obtain a Section 115 compulsory license with the Copyright Office to provide an option for electronically filing the notice. By law, such notices may be filed in the Office only when the public records of the Copyright Office do not identify the copyright owner of the musical work and include an address at which notice can be served. In addition, the Copyright Office is proposing to clarify in its regulations that it does not examine Notices of Intention filed with the Office for legal sufficiency and to include a Privacy Act Advisory Statement.
Submission of Comments
Comments responding to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking are due by 5:00 pm E.S.T. on July 9, 2012. All comments submitted electronically must be submitted as an attachment, and must be in a single file in either Adobe Portable Document File (PDF) format that contains searchable, accessible text (not an image); Microsoft Word; WordPerfect; Rich Text Format (RTF); or ASCII text file format (not a scanned document). The maximum file size is 6 megabytes (MB). The name of the submitter and organization should appear on both the form and the face of the comments. Commenters should use the browse button on the form below to attach the comment file to the form and then to submit the completed form to the Copyright Office.
The Copyright Office intends to post all comments from this proceeding on the Copyright Office website. For comments submitted electronically, the name and organization of the commenter from the comment form will be posted together with the entire attached comment document. Other information from the comment form will not be posted, but note that if the same information is included in the attached document it will be available on the Copyright Office website as part of the attachment.
Fill out all sections below. Required information is marked with an asterisk (*).