Public Draft for the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices

Acting Register Karyn Temple Claggett has released a revised draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition. This draft is the first update to the Compendium since it was released in December 2014. Public comments on this draft may be submitted from June 1, 2017, to July 30, 2017 using the comment box below.


The December 22, 2014 version of the Compendium remains in effect until the Office considers the public comments received and releases the final version of this draft.

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The Office has prepared a complete list of the sections that have been added, amended, revised, or removed in this release. In addition, the Office has prepared a set of “release notes,” that provide a brief summary of the substantive revisions that are included in this revision. Read more.

The Office makes available archived versions of the Compendium, which were released by the Office from 1967 onwards. Read more

The U.S. Copyright Office welcomes comments on the revised draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition. Comments may be submitted between June 1, 2017 and July 30, 2017 using the form below.


Chapters



Chapter 900:
Visual Art Works



Chapter 1200:
Mask Works

Chapter 1300:
Vessel Designs


Chapter 1500:
Deposits

Chapter 1600:
Preregistration

Chapter 1700:
Administrative Appeals


Chapter 1900:
Publication


Chapter 2100:
Renewal Registration

Chapter 2200:
Notice of Copyright

Chapter 2300:
Recordation