Rulemaking Proceedings Under Section 1201 of Title 17


The Copyright Office has concluded the seventh triennial rulemaking proceeding under 17 U.S.C. § 1201. The Register’s Recommendation and Librarian’s Final Rule are available here.


For the seventh proceeding, the Office established a new, streamlined procedure for the renewal of exemptions that were granted during the sixth triennial rulemaking. Renewed exemptions remain in force for an additional three-year period (October 2018 – October 2021). For more information on the renewal procedure, see our tutorials on this page.