Copyright Office Seeks Further Comments on Rights of “Making Available” and “Communication to the Public”

The Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice requesting additional written comments on how current U.S. law recognizes and protects “making available” and “communication to the public” rights for copyright holders. The request provides an opportunity for interested parties to address issues raised in prior written comments and during the public roundtable held on May 5, 2014, as well as express their views on recent legal developments.

A comment submission form is posted on the Copyright Office website at Comments are due by 5:00 p.m. EDT on August 14, 2014. For the complete notice, which provides instructions for submitting comments, see