[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 10 (Tuesday, January 16, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 2070-2071]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-00549]


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

U.S. Copyright Office

37 CFR Parts 201 and 202

[Docket No. 2017-8]


Secure Tests: Extension of Comment Period

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

ACTION: Interim rule with request for comments; extension of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Copyright Office is further extending the deadline 
for the submission of written comments in response to its June 12, 2017 
and November 13, 2017 interim rules, regarding changes to the special 
procedure for examining secure tests, and the creation of a new group 
registration option for secure tests, respectively.

DATES: The comment period for the interim rules, published on June 12, 
2017 (82 FR 26850), and November 13, 2017 (82 FR 52224), is extended by 
an additional sixty days. Comments must be made in writing and must be 
received in the U.S. Copyright Office no later than April 2, 2018.

ADDRESSES: For reasons of government efficiency, 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 website 
at https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/securetests/. If electronic 
submission of comments is not feasible due to lack of access to a 
computer and/or the internet, please contact the Office for special 
instructions using the contact information below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert J. Kasunic, Associate Register 
of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy and Practice; Sarang 
Vijay Damle, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights; Erik 
Bertin, Deputy Director of Registration Policy and Practice; or Kevin 
R. Amer, Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs, by 
telephone at 202-707-8040 or by email at [email protected], [email protected], 
[email protected], and [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 12, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office 
issued an interim rule memorializing its special procedures for 
examining secure texts.\1\ On November 13, 2017, the Office issued an 
additional interim rule establishing a new group registration option 
for secure test questions.\2\ The Office invited public comment on each 
of these interim rules, and previously extended its initial deadline 
for the submission of written comments.\3\ To ensure that members of 
the public have sufficient time to respond, and to ensure that the 
Office has the benefit of a complete record, the Office is further 
extending the submission deadline by an additional sixty days. Written 
comments now are due no later than April 2, 2018.
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    \1\ 82 FR 26850 (June 12, 2017).
    \2\ 82 FR 52224 (Nov. 13, 2017).
    \3\ 82 FR 56890 (Dec. 1, 2017).

    Dated: January 9, 2018.
Sarang V. Damle,
General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights.
[FR Doc. 2018-00549 Filed 1-12-18; 8:45 am]
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