[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 39 (Wednesday, March 1, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 12180]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03946]



U.S. Copyright Office

37 CFR Part 204

[Docket No. 2016-5]

Copyright Office Technical Amendments

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

ACTION: Partial withdrawal of final rule.


SUMMARY: This document withdraws a portion of the final rule that would 
revise the Office's Privacy Act regulations, because that section will 
have already been amended in a separate document by the time this rule 
is effective.

DATES: Effective March 1, 2017, the Copyright Office withdraws the 
amendments to 37 CFR 204.7 published at 82 FR 9364, on February 6, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarang V. Damle, General Counsel and 
Associate Register of Copyrights, [email protected]; Regan A. Smith, Deputy 
General Counsel, [email protected]; or Erik Bertin, Deputy Director of 
Registration Policy and Practice, [email protected]. Each person can be 
reached by telephone at 202-707-8040.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 2, 2017, the Office published a 
final rule creating procedures for the replacement or removal of 
certain ``personally identifiable information'' (``PII'') from the 
Office's registration records. 82 FR 9004 (Feb. 2, 2017) (``PII Final 
Rule''). Among other things, the PII Final Rule rewrites 37 CFR 204.7. 
On February 6, 2017, the Office published a final rule that made 
several technical amendments to the regulations governing registration, 
recordation, licensing, and other services that the Office provides. 82 
FR 9354 (Feb. 6, 2017) (``Technical Amendments Final Rule''). In that 
final rule, the Office made amendments to Sec.  204.7 of its 
regulations. The amendments to Sec.  204.7 in the Technical Amendments 
Final Rule were based on an earlier version of the section, and did not 
take into account the section as rewritten by the PII Final Rule. The 
PII Final Rule is scheduled to go into effect on March 6, 2017 and the 
Technical Amendments Final Rule goes into effect on March 8, 2017.
    Thus, the Copyright Office is withdrawing the revisions to 37 CFR 
204.7. The other revisions in the Technical Amendments Final Rule are 
not affected and will become effective on March 8, 2017, as provided in 
the final rule.

    Dated: February 16, 2017.
Karyn Temple Claggett,
Acting Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright 

    Approved by:
Carla D. Hayden,
Librarian of Congress.

    Accordingly, amendatory instruction 55 in the final rule published 
in the Federal Register on February 6, 2017, at 82 FR 9364, is 
withdrawn as of March 1, 2017.

[FR Doc. 2017-03946 Filed 2-28-17; 8:45 am]