[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 117 (Monday, June 18, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 28179]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13018]


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Office

37 CFR Part 202

[Docket No. 2018-2]


Group Registration of Serials

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

ACTION: Extension of comment period.

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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 serials.

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 serials--works such as magazines and 
journals. 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; updating the eligibility 
requirements for this group registration option, and removing the 
requirement that serial publishers provide the Library of Congress with 
complimentary subscriptions and the effect of this change on serial 
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 comments now are due no later than July 
18, 2018.
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    \1\ 83 FR 22896 (May 17, 2018).

    Dated: June 13, 2018.
Regan A. Smith,
General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights.
[FR Doc. 2018-13018 Filed 6-15-18; 8:45 am]
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