Changes to Recordation Practices

While the Copyright Office continues to develop a strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, the Office has recognized that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes were made in the interim. To this end, effective October 17, 2014, the Office has adopted a new rule 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; allow remitters to submit corrections to those title lists using a new correction procedure; and provide remitters with the option to request return receipts that acknowledge that the Office has received a submission.