Copyright Office Initiates Deferred Registration Examination Study and Requests Public Comments

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December 10, 2021

The U.S. Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice announcing a study to evaluate the merits of providing an option to defer its examination of copyright registration application materials until examination is later requested by the applicant. The Office expects to examine the feasibility, benefits, drawbacks, costs, and mechanics of creating a deferred examination option, including any potential impacts to the registration system, the public records maintained by the Office, and the ability of the Library of Congress to maintain and grow its collections. To assist the Office in conducting the study, the notice requests written comments from the public.

For additional information, including instructions for submitting comments, please visit the Office website. Comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. eastern time on January 24, 2022.

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