Group Registration of Contributions to Periodicals

The U.S. Copyright Office has amended the regulation governing the group registration option for contributions to periodicals. The rule reflects certain technical upgrades that have been made to the electronic registration system. To seek a group registration, applicants must file their claims through this system and upload their contributions in a digital format. The rule modifies some of the eligibility requirements for this group option. It confirms that the Office may refuse registration or cancel a group registration if these requirements have not been met. And it memorializes the Office’s longstanding position regarding the scope of a group registration for contributions to periodicals.