[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 120 (Thursday, June 21, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 28789]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13323]



Copyright Office

37 CFR Part 201

[Docket No. 2018-4]

Copyright Office Fees: Extension of Comment Period

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

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the 
submission of written comments in response to its May 24, 2018 notice 
of proposed rulemaking proposing the adoption of a new fee schedule.

DATES: The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking, 
published on May 24, 2018 (83 FR 24054), is extended by an additional 
sixty days. Comments must be made in writing and must be received in 
the U.S. Copyright Office no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 
September 21, 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/feestudy2018/. 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: Regan A. Smith, General Counsel and 
Associate Register of Copyrights, by email at [email protected], or 
Jalyce Mangum, Attorney-Advisor, by email at [email protected], or 
either by telephone at 202-707-8350.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 24, 2018, the U.S. Copyright Office 
issued a proposed rulemaking recommending the adoption of a new fee 
schedule for services in the following areas: Registration, 
recordation, record retrieval, search, and certification, the Licensing 
Division, and other ancillary services. The proposed fee schedule would 
assist the Office in recovering a significant part, though not the 
whole, of its costs.\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 sixty days. Written comments now are due no 
later than September 21, 2018.

    \1\ 83 FR 24054 (May 24, 2018).

    Dated: June 15, 2018.
Regan A. Smith,
General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights.
[FR Doc. 2018-13323 Filed 6-20-18; 8:45 am]