Access to Electronic Works

The U.S. Copyright Office has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to update its regulation regarding access to electronic deposits of published works submitted to the Office and selected for addition to the collections of the Library of Congress. The proposed rule expands the categories of eligible electronic deposits covered by the Office’s current regulation with the same limitations on access as are currently in place. The proposed changes are part of ongoing steps by the Library and the Office to encourage the submission of works in electronic form and reduce the need for copyright owners to deposit physical copies.

Written comments were due on October 2, 2023. Reply comments were due on October 30, 2023.