37 CFR 201.1 - Communication with the Copyright Office.

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§ 201.1 Communication with the Copyright Office.
(a) General purpose addresses. Members of the public must use the correct address in order to facilitate timely receipt by the copyright division or section to which an inquiry should be directed. The following addresses may be used for general inquiries made to a particular division or section of the Copyright Office. Addresses for special, limited purposes are provided below in paragraph (b) of this section. Anyone who is not certain where a particular inquiry should be directed, should inquire about the proper address through the “Contact us” section on the Office's Web site ( http://www.copyright.gov ) or call the Public Information Office at (202) 707-3000.
(1) In general. Mail and other communications which do not come under the areas listed in paragraph (a) or (b) of this section shall be addressed to the Library of Congress, Copyright Office, 101 Independence Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20559-6000.
(2) Inquiries to Licensing Division. Inquiries about filings related to the compulsory licenses (17 U.S.C. 111, 112, 114, 115, 118, 119, 122 and chapter 10) should be addressed to the Library of Congress, Copyright Office, Licensing Division, 101 Independence Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20557-6400.
(3) Copies of records or deposits. Requests for copies of records or deposits for use in litigation or other authorized purposes should be addressed to the Records Research and Certification Section, LM-455, Library of Congress, Copyright Office, 101 Independence Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20559-6302.
(4) Search of records. Requests for searches of registrations and recordations in the completed catalogs, indexes, and other records of the Copyright Office should be addressed to the Records Research and Certification Section, LM-455, Library of Congress, Copyright Office, 101 Independence Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20559-6306. Records dating from January 1, 1978, forward are available for searching on the Copyright Office's Web site at http://www.copyright.gov: COHM, which includes information on all registrations except serials; COHD, which includes information on recordations; and COHS, which includes information on serials.
(b) Limited purpose addresses. The following addresses may be used only in the special, limited circumstances given for a particular Copyright Office service:
(1) Time sensitive requests. Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests; notices of filing of copyright infringement lawsuits; 3 comments for rulemaking proceedings; requests for Copyright Office speakers; requests for approvals of computer generated application forms; requests for expedited service from either the Records Research and Certification Section to meet the needs of pending or prospective litigation, customs matters or contract or publishing deadlines should be addressed to: Copyright GC/I&R, P.O. Box 70400, Washington, DC 20024-0400.

Footnote(s):
3 All litigation material is time sensitive and must be addressed to the appropriate section of the Copyright Office; the Office is also publishing new regulations governing legal process.

(2) Notices of termination. Notices of termination submitted for recordation should be mailed to Copyright Office, Notices of Termination, P.O. Box 71537, Washington, DC 20024-1537.
[69 FR 39331, June 30, 2004, as amended at 73 FR 37838, July 2, 2008; 74 FR 12556, Mar. 25, 2009]
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§ 201.1 Communication with the U.S. Copyright Office.

(a) General purpose addresses. Members of the public must use the correct address in order to facilitate timely receipt by the U.S. Copyright Office division or section to which an inquiry should be directed. The address set forth in paragraph (b) may be used for general inquiries made to a particular division or section of the U.S. Copyright Office. Addresses for special, limited purposes are provided below in paragraph (c) of this section. Please note that the Library of Congress no longer accepts on-site deliveries from commercial and private couriers. 1 For additional address information, including information on courier delivery, mail delays, or disruptions, please visit the “Contact us” section on the Office's Web site (http://www.copyright.gov). General questions may also be directed to the U.S. Copyright Office Web site submission form at: http://www.copyright.gov/help/general-form.html.

1 See 69 FR 5371 (Feb. 4, 2004) and 68 FR 70039 (Dec. 16, 2003).

(b) General purpose address.

(1) Mail and other communications that do not come under the areas listed in paragraph (b)(2) of this section shall be addressed to the Library of Congress, U.S. Copyright Office, 101 Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20559-6000.

(2) Codes to facilitate the routing of mail. To assure that postal mail is routed correctly within the U.S. Copyright Office, applicants should indicate, by the appropriate code, the general subject matter of the correspondence. Such correspondence should be addressed to the Office in the following manner: Library of Congress, U.S. Copyright Office - (Insert appropriate code listed below), 101 Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20559.

Type of submission Code
Registration of Literary Works TX
Registration of Serials SE
Registration of Visual Arts Works VA
Registration of Works of the Performing Arts, except Motion Pictures PA
Registration of Sound Recordings SR
Registration of Motion pictures MP
Registration of Renewal claims RE
Document Recordations DOC
Registration of Mask Works MW
Registration of Vessel Hull Designs VH
Copyright Acquisitions CAD
Deposit Demands AD
Licensing Division LD
Notice to Libraries and Archives NLA
Publications Section PUB

(c) Limited purpose addresses. The following addresses may be used only in the special, limited circumstances given for a particular U.S. Copyright Office service:

(1) Time Sensitive Requests. Notices related to the filing of copyright infringement suits and submitted pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 411(a) and 17 U.S.C. 508; requests pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 411(b)(2) from district courts to the Register of Copyrights, all other correspondence to the Office of the General Counsel and the Office of Policy and International Affairs, and requests for expedited service from the Records Research and Certification Section of the Information and Records Division to meet the needs of pending or prospective litigation, customs matters, or contract or publishing deadlines should be addressed to: U.S. Copyright Office, P.O. Box 70400, Washington, DC 20024-0400. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and FOIA appeals must also be mailed to: P.O. Box 70400, Washington, DC 20024-0400, but clearly labeled “Freedom of Information Act Request” or “Freedom of Information Act Appeal” as appropriate.

(2) Notices of Termination. Notices of Termination of transfers and licenses under Sections 203 and 304 of the Copyright Act should be addressed to: U.S. Copyright Office, Notices of Termination, P.O. Box 71537, Washington, DC 20024-1537.

(3) Online Service Providers. The designation of an agent to receive notification of claims of infringement for online service providers should be addressed to: U.S. Copyright Office, Designated Agents, P.O. Box 71537, Washington, DC 20024-1537.

(4) Reconsiderations of Refusals To Register and Requests for Cancellation. First and second requests for reconsideration of refusal to register a copyright, mask work, or vessel hull claim, and requests to cancel registered works should be addressed to: U.S. Copyright Office, RAC Division, P.O. Box 71380, Washington, DC 20024-1380.

(5) Searches and Copies of Records or Deposits. Requests for searches of registrations and recordations in the completed catalogs, indexes, and/or other records of the U.S. Copyright Office as well as requests for copies of records or deposits for use in litigation or other authorized purposes should be addressed to: U.S. Copyright Office, Records Research and Certification, P.O. Box 70400, Washington, DC 20559-0400.

(6) Inquiries to Licensing Division. Notices related to statutory licenses under 17 U.S.C. 112, 114, and 115 should be addressed to: U.S. Copyright Office, P.O. Box 70977, Washington, DC 20024-0400. Statements of account related to statutory licenses under 17 U.S.C. 119 and chapter 10 should be addressed to: U.S. Copyright Office, SOA, P.O. Box 70400, Washington, DC 20024-0400. Filings or inquiries related to Section 111 licenses should be sent to Library of Congress, U.S. Copyright Office, Attn: 111 Licenses, 101 Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20559.

(7) Copyright Acquisitions. Deposit copies submitted under Section 407 of the Copyright Act should be addressed to: Library of Congress, U.S. Copyright Office, Attn: 407 Deposits, 101 Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20559. Serial publishers submitting their required complimentary subscriptions to comply with group registration requirements should address these subscriptions to the Library of Congress, Group Periodicals Registration, 101 Independence Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20540-4161.

[78 FR 42873, July 18, 2013]

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Title 37 published on 2014-07-01

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  • 2015-10-28; vol. 80 # 208 - Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    1. 80 FR 65944 - Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
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