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 The Office invites public comment on the proposed rule through the aforementioned web address. Written comments are due on or before August 15, 2014.