[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 117 (Monday, June 18, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 28178-28179]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13017]



Copyright Office

37 CFR Part 201, 202

[Docket No. 2018-3]

Group Registration of Newsletters

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

ACTION: Extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the 
submission of written comments in response to its May 17, 2018 notice 
of proposed rulemaking regarding amendments to its regulation governing 
the group registration option for newsletters.

DATES: The comment period is extended by an additional thirty days. 
Comments must be made in writing and must be received in the U.S. 
Copyright Office no later than July 18, 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/group-serials/. 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, or Erik 
Bertin, Deputy Director of Registration Policy and Practice, by 
telephone at 202-707-8040, or by email at [email protected] and 
[email protected]; or Cindy Paige Abramson, Assistant General 
Counsel, by telephone at 202-707-0676, or by email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 17, 2018, the U.S. Copyright Office 
issued a proposed rulemaking to update its regulations governing the 
group registration option for newsletters, which are defined in part as 
a class of serials that are published at least two days each week. The 
Office proposed several changes, such as requiring applicants to submit 
their applications and deposit copies through the Office's electronic 
registration system instead of submitting paper applications and 
physical deposit copies, amending the definition of ``newsletter,'' 
updating the eligibility requirements for this group registration 
option, and removing the requirement that newsletter publishers provide 
the Library of Congress with complimentary subscriptions or microfilm 
of the newsletter and the effect of this change on newsletter 
publishers in satisfying their obligations under the mandatory deposit 
requirement.\1\ The Office invited public comment on the notice of 
proposed rulemaking, to be provided by no later than June 18, 2018. 
However, 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 thirty days. Written

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comments now are due no later than July 18, 2018.

    \1\ 83 FR 22902 (May 17, 2018).

    Dated: June 13, 2018.
Regan A. Smith,
General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights.
[FR Doc. 2018-13017 Filed 6-15-18; 8:45 am]