[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 37, Volume 1]
[Revised as of July 1, 1999]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 37CFR201.23]

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             TITLE 37--PATENTS, TRADEMARKS, AND COPYRIGHTS
 
                                CONGRESS
 
PART 201--GENERAL PROVISIONS--Table of Contents
 
Sec. 201.23  Transfer of unpublished copyright deposits to the Library of Congress.

    (a) General. This section prescribes rules governing the transfer of 
unpublished copyright deposits in the custody of the Copyright Office to 
the Library of Congress. The copyright deposits may consist of copies, 
phonorecords, or identifying material deposited in connection with 
registration of claims to copyright under section 408 of title 17 of the 
United States Code, as amended by Pub. L. 94-553, 90 Stat. 2541, 
effective January 1, 1978. These rules establish the conditions under 
which the Library of Congress is entitled to select deposits of 
unpublished works for its collections or for permanent transfer to the 
National Archives of the United States or to a Federal records center in 
accordance with section 704(b) of title 17 of the United States Code, as 
amended by Pub. L. 94-553.
    (b) Selection by the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress 
may select any deposits of unpublished works for the purposes stated in 
paragraph (a) of this section at the time of registration or at any time 
thereafter; Provided, That:
    (1) A facsimile reproduction of the entire copyrightable content of 
the deposit shall be made a part of the Copyright Office records before 
transfer to the Library of Congress as provided by section 704(c) of 
title 17 of the United States Code, as amended by Pub. L. 94-553, 
unless, within the discretion of the Register of Copyrights, it is 
considered impractical or too expensive to make the reproduction;
    (2) All unpublished copyright deposits retained by the Library of 
Congress in its collections shall be maintained under the control of the 
Library of Congress with appropriate safeguards against unauthorized 
copying or other unauthorized use of the deposits which would be 
contrary to the rights of the copyright owner in the work under title 17 
of the United States Code, as amended by Pub. L. 94-553; and
    (3) At the time selection is made a request for full term retention 
of the deposit under the control of the Copyright Office has not been 
granted by the Register of Copyrights, in accordance with section 704(e) 
of title 17 of the United States Code, as amended by Pub. L. 94-553.


(17 U.S.C. 702, 704)

[45 FR 41414, June 19, 1980]