Designation of Agent To Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement


In a Federal Register notice dated September 28, 2011, the Copyright Office proposed to amend its regulations and practices governing the designation by online service providers of agents to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement as provided for in section 512 of the Copyright Act. The Office intends to implement an electronic process by which service providers may designate agents to receive notifications of claimed infringement and an electronic database of designated agents of online service providers. Comments on this notice were due on November 28, 2011. Reply comments were due on December 27, 2011.


On May 25, 2016, the Office published a related notice proposing a reduction in the fee for online service providers to designate agents through the electronic system described in the 2011 notice. Written comments on this notice were due on June 24, 2016.