[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 138 (Thursday, July 18, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 42872-42875]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17163]


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

U.S. Copyright Office

37 CFR Parts 201 and 202

[Docket No. 2013-7]


Communication with the U.S. Copyright Office: Revised Addresses

AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Copyright Office (or ``Office'') is amending its 
regulations to revise the mailing addresses for filing claims and 
sending other correspondence and documents to the Office. The revised 
addresses direct such document deliveries to the appropriate location 
in the Office in a more timely and efficient manner.

DATES: This rule is effective July 18, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Kasunic, Associate Register of 
Registration Policy and Practices, U.S. Copyright Office, P.O. Box 
70400, Washington, DC 20024-0400. Telephone (202) 707-8380; fax (202) 
707-8366.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Copyright Office is amending its 
regulations regarding communication with the Office. It is updating the 
mailing addresses for general inquiries made to a particular division 
or section of the Office, as well as mail communications concerning 
particular situations. The revisions provide the appropriate codes to 
direct mail to the correct location by general subject matter. These 
revisions also list the limited purpose addresses that are used in 
particular circumstances or for particular services. In the case of 
disruptions in mail services, the Office directs the public to the U.S. 
Copyright Office Web site for additional information.
    Persons sending communications by mail should note that due to off-
site screening of all mail delivered to federal offices on Capitol 
Hill, receipt of mail at the U.S. Copyright Office can be delayed by 
several days. Moreover, deliveries by couriers must be made to an off-
site facility. For more information, go to http://www.copyright.gov/mail.html.

List of Subjects

37 CFR Part 201

    Copyright: General provisions.

37 CFR Part 202

    Copyright, Registration.

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Final Regulation

    In consideration of the foregoing, under the authority of 17 U.S.C. 
702, the U.S. Copyright Office amends 37 CFR chapter II as follows:

CHAPTER II--U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

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1. The heading of chapter II is revised to read as set forth above.

PART 201--GENERAL PROVISIONS

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2. The authority citation for part 201 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 17 U.S.C. 702.


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3. Revise Sec.  201.1 to read as follows:


Sec.  201.1  Communication with the U.S. Copyright Office.

    (a) General purpose addresses. Members of the public must use the 
correct address in order to facilitate timely receipt by the U.S. 
Copyright Office division or section to which an inquiry should be 
directed. The address set forth in paragraph (b) may be used for 
general inquiries made to a particular division or section of the U.S. 
Copyright Office. Addresses for special, limited purposes are provided 
below in paragraph (c) of this section. Please note that the Library of 
Congress no longer accepts on-site deliveries from commercial and 
private couriers.\1\ For additional address information, including 
information on courier delivery, mail delays, or disruptions, please 
visit the ``Contact us'' section on the Office's Web site (http://www.copyright.gov). General questions may also be directed to the U.S. 
Copyright Office Web site submission form at: http://www.copyright.gov/help/general-form.html.
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    \1\ See 69 FR 5371 (Feb. 4, 2004) and 68 FR 70039 (Dec. 16, 
2003).
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    (b) General purpose address. (1) Mail and other communications that 
do not come under the areas listed in paragraph (b)(2) of this section 
shall be addressed to the Library of Congress, U.S. Copyright Office, 
101 Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20559-6000.
    (2) Codes to facilitate the routing of mail. To assure that postal 
mail is routed correctly within the U.S. Copyright Office, applicants 
should indicate, by the appropriate code, the general subject matter of 
the correspondence. Such correspondence should be addressed to the 
Office in the following manner: Library of Congress, U.S. Copyright 
Office--(Insert appropriate code listed below), 101 Independence Avenue 
SE., Washington, DC 20559.

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              Type of submission                          Code
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Registration of Literary Works................  TX
Registration of Serials.......................  SE
Registration of Visual Arts Works.............  VA
Registration of Works of the Performing Arts,   PA
 except Motion Pictures.
Registration of Sound Recordings..............  SR
Registration of Motion pictures...............  MP
Registration of Renewal claims................  RE
Document Recordations.........................  DOC
Registration of Mask Works....................  MW
Registration of Vessel Hull Designs...........  VH
Copyright Acquisitions........................  CAD
Deposit Demands...............................  AD
Licensing Division............................  LD
Notice to Libraries and Archives..............  NLA
Publications Section..........................  PUB
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    (c) Limited purpose addresses. The following addresses may be used 
only in the special, limited circumstances given for a particular U.S. 
Copyright Office service:
    (1) Time Sensitive Requests. Notices related to the filing of 
copyright infringement suits and submitted pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 411(a) 
and 17 U.S.C. 508; requests pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 411(b)(2) from 
district courts to the Register of Copyrights, all other correspondence 
to the Office of the General Counsel and the Office of Policy and 
International Affairs, and requests for expedited service from the 
Records Research and Certification Section of the Information and 
Records Division to meet the needs of pending or prospective 
litigation, customs matters, or contract or publishing deadlines should 
be addressed to: U.S. Copyright Office, P.O. Box 70400, Washington, DC 
20024-0400. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and FOIA appeals 
must also be mailed to: P.O. Box 70400, Washington, DC 20024-0400, but 
clearly labeled ``Freedom of Information Act Request'' or ``Freedom of 
Information Act Appeal'' as appropriate.
    (2) Notices of Termination. Notices of Termination of transfers and 
licenses under Sections 203 and 304 of the Copyright Act should be 
addressed to: U.S. Copyright Office, Notices of Termination, P.O. Box 
71537, Washington, DC 20024-1537.
    (3) Online Service Providers. The designation of an agent to 
receive notification of claims of infringement for online service 
providers should be addressed to: U.S. Copyright Office, Designated 
Agents, P.O. Box 71537, Washington, DC 20024-1537.
    (4) Reconsiderations of Refusals To Register and Requests for 
Cancellation. First and second requests for reconsideration of refusal 
to register a copyright, mask work, or vessel hull claim, and requests 
to cancel registered works should be addressed to: U.S. Copyright 
Office, RAC Division, P.O. Box 71380, Washington, DC 20024-1380.
    (5) Searches and Copies of Records or Deposits. Requests for 
searches of registrations and recordations in the completed catalogs, 
indexes, and/or other records of the U.S. Copyright Office as well as 
requests for copies of records or deposits for use in litigation or 
other authorized purposes should be addressed to: U.S. Copyright 
Office, Records Research and Certification, P.O. Box 70400, Washington, 
DC 20559-0400.
    (6) Inquiries to Licensing Division. Notices related to statutory 
licenses under 17 U.S.C. 112, 114, and 115 should be addressed to: U.S. 
Copyright Office, P.O. Box 70977, Washington, DC 20024-0400. Statements 
of account related to statutory licenses under 17 U.S.C. 119 and 
chapter 10 should be addressed to: U.S. Copyright Office, SOA, P.O. Box 
70400, Washington, DC 20024-0400. Filings or inquiries related to 
Section 111 licenses should be sent to Library of Congress, U.S. 
Copyright Office, Attn: 111 Licenses, 101 Independence Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20559.
    (7) Copyright Acquisitions. Deposit copies submitted under Section 
407 of the Copyright Act should be addressed to: Library of Congress, 
U.S. Copyright Office, Attn: 407 Deposits, 101 Independence Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20559. Serial publishers submitting their required 
complimentary subscriptions to comply with group registration 
requirements should address these subscriptions to the Library of 
Congress, Group Periodicals Registration, 101 Independence Ave. SE., 
Washington, DC 20540-4161.

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4. Amend Sec.  201.2 by revising paragraph (b)(5) to read as follows:


Sec.  201.2  Information given by the U.S. Copyright Office.

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    (b) * * *
    (5) In exceptional circumstances, the Register of Copyrights may 
allow inspection of pending applications and open correspondence files 
by someone other than the copyright claimant, upon submission of a 
written request which is deemed by the Register to show good cause for 
such access and establishes that the person making the request is one 
properly and directly concerned. The written request should be mailed 
to the address specified in Sec.  201.1(c)(5).
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5. Amend Sec.  201.5 by revising paragraph (c)(2) to read as follows:

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Sec.  201.5  Corrections and amplifications of copyright registrations; 
applications for supplementary registration.

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    (c) * * *
    (2) The form prescribed by the U.S. Copyright Office for the 
foregoing purposes is designated ``Application for Supplementary 
Copyright Registration (Form CA).'' Copies of the form are available on 
the U.S. Copyright Office Web site or for free upon request at the 
address specified in Sec.  201.1.
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6. Amend Sec.  201.8 by revising paragraph (g) to read as follows:


Sec.  201.8  Disruption of postal or other transportation or 
communication services.

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    (g) Requests made pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section shall 
be mailed to one of the addresses specified in Sec.  201.1.

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7. Amend Sec.  201.10 by revising paragraph (f)(7) to read as follows:


Sec.  201.10  Notices of termination of transfers and licenses.

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    (f) * * *
    (7) Notices of termination should be submitted to the address 
specified in Sec.  201.1.
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8. Amend Sec.  201.11 by revising paragraph (d)(1) to read as follows:


Sec.  201.11  Satellite carrier statements of account covering 
statutory licenses for secondary transmissions.

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    (d) Forms. (1) Each Statement of Account shall be furnished on an 
appropriate form prescribed by the U.S. Copyright Office, and shall 
contain the information required by that form and its accompanying 
instructions. Computation of the copyright royalty fee shall be in 
accordance with the procedures set forth in the forms. Copies of 
Statement of Account forms are available free upon request. Requests 
may be mailed to the address specified in Sec.  201.1.
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9. Amend Sec.  201.17 by revising paragraph (d)(1) to read as follows:


Sec.  201.17  Statements of Account covering compulsory licenses for 
secondary transmissions by cable systems.

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    (d) Forms. (1) Each Statement of Account shall be furnished on an 
appropriate form prescribed by the U.S. Copyright Office, and shall 
contain the information required by that form and its accompanying 
instructions. Computation of distant signal equivalents and the 
copyright royalty fee shall be in accordance with the procedures set 
forth in the forms. Copies of Statement of Account forms are available 
free upon request. Requests may be mailed to the address specified in 
Sec.  201.1.
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10. Amend Sec.  201.27 by revising paragraph (c) to read as follows:


Sec.  201.27  Initial notice of distribution of digital audio recording 
devices or media.

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    (c) Forms. An Initial Notice form may be obtained from the U.S. 
Copyright Office free of charge by contacting the address specified in 
Sec.  201.1.
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11. Amend Sec.  201.29 by revising paragraph (e)(3) to read as follows:


Sec.  201.29  Access to, and confidentiality of, Statements of Account, 
Verification Auditor's Reports, and other verification information 
filed in the U.S. Copyright Office for digital audio recording devices 
or media.

* * * * *
    (e) * * *
    (3) DART Access Forms may be requested from, and upon completion 
returned to the address specified in Sec.  201.1.
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12. Amend Sec.  201.33 by revising paragraphs (d)(1) and (e)(2)(ii) to 
read as follows:


Sec.  201.33  Procedures for filing Notices of Intent to Enforce a 
restored copyright under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.

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    (d) Requirements for Notice of Intent to Enforce a Copyright 
Restored under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. (1) Notices of Intent 
to Enforce should be mailed to the address specified in Sec.  201.1.
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    (e) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (ii) U.S. Copyright Office Deposit Account. The U.S. Copyright 
Office maintains a system of Deposit Accounts for the convenience of 
those who frequently use its services. The system allows an individual 
or firm to establish a Deposit Account in the U.S. Copyright Office and 
to make advance deposits into that account. Deposit Account holders can 
charge copyright fees against the balance in their accounts instead of 
sending separate remittances with each request for service. For 
information on Deposit Accounts, see Circular 5 on the U.S. Copyright 
Office's Web site, or request a copy at the address specified in Sec.  
201.1.
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13. Amend Sec.  201.34 by revising paragraph (d)(2) to read as follows:


Sec.  201.34  Procedures for filing Correction Notices of Intent to 
Enforce a Copyright Restored under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.

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    (d) * * *
    (2) Correction Notices of Intent to Enforce should be addressed to 
Attn: URAA/GATT, NIE and Registrations and mailed to the address 
specified in Sec.  201.1.
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14. Amend Sec.  201.38 by revising the first sentence of paragraph (e) 
to read as follows:


Sec.  201.38  Designation of agent to receive notification of claimed 
infringement.

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    (e) Filing. A service provider may file the Interim Designation of 
Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement at the address 
specified in Sec.  201.1. * * *
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15. Amend Sec.  201.39 by revising paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(3)(ii) to 
read as follows:


Sec.  201.39  Notice to Libraries and Archives of Normal Commercial 
Exploitation or Availability at Reasonable Price.

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    (g) Filing--(1) Method of filing. The Notice to Libraries and 
Archives of Normal Commercial Exploitation or Availability at 
Reasonable Price should be addressed to NLA, at the address specified 
in Sec.  201.1.
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    (3) * * *
    (ii) U.S. Copyright Office Deposit Account. The U.S. Copyright 
Office maintains a system of Deposit Accounts for the convenience of 
those who frequently use its services. The system allows an individual 
or firm to establish a Deposit Account in the U.S. Copyright Office and 
to make advance deposits into that account. Deposit Account holders can 
charge copyright fees against the balance in their accounts instead of 
sending separate remittances with each request for service. For 
information on Deposit Accounts, see Circular 5 on the U.S. Copyright 
Office's Web site, or request a copy at the address specified in Sec.  
201.1.
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PART 202--PREREGISTRATION AND REGISTRATION OF CLAIMS TO COPYRIGHT

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16. The authority citation for part 202 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 17 U.S.C. 408, 702.


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17. Amend Sec.  202.3 by revising paragraphs (b)(6)(ii) and (b)(6)(iii) 
to read as follows:


Sec.  202.3  Registration of copyright.

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    (b) * * *
    (6) * * *
    (ii) To be eligible for group registration of serials, publishers 
must submit a letter affirming that two complimentary subscriptions to 
the particular serial have been entered for the Library of Congress. 
The letter should be mailed to the address specified in Sec.  201.1 of 
this chapter.
    (iii) The complimentary subscription copies must be mailed to the 
address specified in Sec.  201.1 of this chapter.
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18. Amend Sec.  202.5 by revising paragraph (d)(1) to read as follows:


Sec.  202.5  Reconsideration Procedure for Refusals to Register.

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    (d) Submission of reconsiderations. (1) All submissions for 
reconsideration should be mailed to the address specified in Sec.  
201.1 of this chapter.
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19. Amend Sec.  202.12 by revising paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(3)(ii)(B) 
to read as follows:


Sec.  202.12  Restored copyrights.

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    (c) Registration--(1) General. Application, deposit, and filing fee 
for registration of a claim in a restored work under Section 104A, as 
amended, may be submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office on or after 
January 1, 1996. The submission may be a completely electronic 
submission, with all required elements transmitted to the Office in 
electronic form; or, the submission may be partially electronic with 
the application form and fee submitted electronically and the deposit 
materials sent in physically tangible format(s). If all elements are 
submitted in physically tangible form, i.e., a completed, printed 
application form, physically tangible deposit copies/materials, and the 
appropriate filing fee in check, money order, or deposit account 
charge, all elements must be placed in the same package and sent to the 
address specified in Sec.  201.1 of this chapter.
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    (3) * * *
    (ii) * * *
    (B) U.S. Copyright Office Deposit Account. The U.S. Copyright 
Office maintains a system of Deposit Accounts for the convenience of 
those who frequently use its services. The system allows an individual 
or firm to establish a Deposit Account in the U.S. Copyright Office and 
to make advance deposits into that account. Deposit Account holders can 
charge copyright fees against the balance in their accounts instead of 
sending separate remittances with each request for service. For 
information on Deposit Accounts, visit the U.S. Copyright Office Web 
site or write to the address specified in Sec.  201.1 of this chapter 
and request a copy of Circular 5.
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20. Amend Sec.  202.16 by revising paragraph (c)(11) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  202.16  Preregistration of copyrights.

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    (c) * * *
    (11) Certification of preregistation. A certified copy of the 
official notification may be obtained in physical form from the Records 
Research and Certification Section of the Information and Records 
Division at the address specified in Sec.  201.1 of this chapter.
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21. Amend Sec.  202.17 by revising paragraph (g)(1) to read as follows:


Sec.  202.17  Renewals.

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    (g) Application for renewal registration for a work registered in 
its original 28-year term. (1) Each application for renewal 
registration shall be submitted on Form RE. All forms are available 
free of charge via the Internet by accessing the U.S. Copyright Office 
homepage at http://www.copyright.gov. Copies of Form RE are also 
available free upon Request. Requests should be mailed to the address 
specified in Sec.  201.1 of this chapter.
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    Dated: July 11, 2013.
Maria A. Pallante,
Register of Copyrights.

    Approved by:
James H. Billington,
The Librarian of Congress.
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