[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 241 (Thursday, December 15, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 90753]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-30077]

Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.


Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 241 / Thursday, December 15, 2016 / 
Proposed Rules

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Copyright Office

37 CFR Parts 201 and 202

[Docket No. 2016-8]

Group Registration of Contributions to Periodicals

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

ACTION: Extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The United States Copyright Office is extending the deadline 
for the submission of written comments in response to its December 1, 
2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding group registration of 
contributions to periodicals.

DATES: Written comments are now due no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern 
Time on January 30, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The Copyright Office is using the regulations.gov system for 
the submission and posting of public comments in this proceeding. All 
comments are therefore to be submitted electronically through 
regulations.gov. Specific instructions for submitting comments are 
available on the Copyright Office Web site at http://copyright.gov/rulemaking/grcp/. If electronic submission of comments is not feasible, 
please contact the Office using the contact information below for 
special instructions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert J. Kasunic, Associate Register 
of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy and Practice, or Erik 
Bertin, Deputy Director of Registration Policy and Practice. Each can 
be reached by telephone at 202-707-8040.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Copyright Office is 
proposing to amend the regulation governing the group registration 
option for contributions to periodicals to reflect certain upgrades 
that will soon be made to the electronic registration system. On 
December 1, 2016, the Office issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
seeking public input on that topic. See 81 FR 86634 (Dec. 1, 2016). To 
ensure that commenters have sufficient time to respond, the Office is 
extending the deadline for the submission of comments in response to 
the Notice to January 30, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

    Dated: December 9, 2016.
Sarang V. Damle,
General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights.
[FR Doc. 2016-30077 Filed 12-14-16; 8:45 am]