[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 93 (Monday, May 14, 2001)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 24267-24268]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-12053]



Copyright Office

37 CFR Parts 202

[Docket No. RM 2001-4]

Renewal Copyright Registration

AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Final rule: technical amendment.


SUMMARY: The Copyright Office is making technical amendments in the 
regulation regarding copyright renewal to reflect the modification in 
duration of the extended renewal term from forty-seven years to sixty-
seven years as a result of the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 14, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kent Dunlap, Principal Legal Advisor 
for the General Counsel, Telephone: (202) 707-8380. Telefax: (202) 707-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 27, 1998, President Clinton 
signed into law the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, Pub. L. 
105-298, extending for an additional 20 years the term of copyright 
protection in the United States. This law increased the extended 
copyright renewal term under section 304 of the copyright law, from 
forty-seven years to sixty-seven years. These technical amendments add 
a reference to Pub. L. 105-298 and substitute sixty-seven years in 
places where the renewal regulation designates forty-seven years.

List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 202

    Copyright registration.

Technical Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Copyright Office is amending 
part 202 of 37 CFR, chapter II in the manner set forth below.


    1. The authority citation for part 202 continues to read as 

    Authority: 17 U.S.C. 702.

Sec. 202.17  [Amended]

    2. In Sec. 202.17:

    a. Paragraph (a) is amended by adding ``and Pub. L. 105-298.'' at 
the end of the paragraph.
    b. Paragraph (c) is amended by removing the phrases ``extended 
forty-seven year second term'' and ``forty-seven year extended term'' 
and adding ``extended sixty-seven year second

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term'' and ``sixty-seven year extended term,'' respectively.
    c. Paragraph (e)(1) is amended by removing the phrase ``extended 
forty-seven year second term'' and adding ``extended sixty-seven year 
second term''.
    d. Paragraph (f)(1) is amended by removing the phrase ``forty-seven 
year renewal term'' and adding ``sixty-seven year renewal term.''

    Dated: May 9, 2001.
Marilyn J. Kretsinger,
Assistant General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 01-12053 Filed 5-11-01; 8:45 am]