The Copyright Office Proposes Immediate Changes to Recordation and Requests Public Comment
While the Copyright Office continues to develop its strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, it recognizes that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes were made in the interim. To this end the Office has published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would amend the regulations to encourage remitters to include a cover sheet with the documents they submit to the Office; allow remitters to submit long title lists in electronic format; and provide remitters with the option to request return receipts that acknowledge that the Office has received a submission. The Federal Register notice is available at http://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/recordation-practices. The Office invites public comment on the proposed rule through the aforementioned web address. Written comments are due on or before August 15, 2014.