[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 95 (Wednesday, May 16, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 22609-22610]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-10421]


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Office

37 CFR Part 202

[Docket No. 2016-03]


Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books: Extension of Comment 
Period

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

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; 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

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response to its April 16, 2018 notice of proposed rulemaking, regarding 
revisions to its regulations to finalize a 2010 interim rule regarding 
mandatory deposit of electronic-only works, and to make electronic-only 
books published in the United States subject to the mandatory deposit 
requirements if they are affirmatively demanded by the Office.

DATES: The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking, 
published on April 16, 2018 at 83 FR 16269, is extended by an 
additional forty-five days. Comments must be made in writing and must 
be received in the U.S. Copyright Office no later than July 16, 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/ebookdeposit/. 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: Cindy P. Abramson, Assistant General 
Counsel, by email at [email protected] or John R. Riley at [email protected]. 
Both can be reached by telephone at 202-707-8350.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 16, 2018, the U.S. Copyright Office 
issued a proposed rulemaking making revisions to its regulations to 
finalize a 2010 interim rule regarding mandatory deposit of electronic-
only works, and to make electronic-only books published in the United 
States subject to the mandatory deposit requirements if they are 
affirmatively demanded by the Office.\1\ The Office invited public 
comment on the notice of proposed rulemaking. 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 extending 
the submission deadline by an additional forty-five days. Written 
comments now are due no later than July 16, 2018.
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    \1\ 83 FR 16269 (April 16, 2018).

    Dated: May 11, 2018.
Sarang V. Damle,
General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights.
[FR Doc. 2018-10421 Filed 5-15-18; 8:45 am]
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