37 CFR 204.3 - General policy.

§ 204.3 General policy.

The Copyright Office serves primarily as an office of public record. Section 705 of title 17, United States Code, requires the Copyright Office to open for public inspection all records of copyright deposits, registrations, recordations, and other actions taken under title 17. Therefore, a routine use of all Copyright Office systems of records created under section 705 of title 17 is disclosure to the public. All Copyright Office systems of records created under section 705 of title 17 are also available for public copying as required by section 706(a), with the exception of copyright deposits, whose reproduction is governed by section 706(b) and the regulations issued under that section. In addition to the records mandated by section 705 of title 17, the Copyright Office maintains other systems of records which are necessary for the Office effectively to carry out its mission. These systems of records are routinely consulted and otherwise used by Copyright Office employees in the performance of their duties. The Copyright Office will not sell, rent, or otherwise make publicly available any mailing list prepared by the Office.

[ 47 FR 36821, Aug. 24, 1982]

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U.S. Code: Title 17 - COPYRIGHTS

Title 37 published on 20-Dec-2017 04:15

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 37 CFR Part 204 after this date.

  • 2017-03-01; vol. 82 # 39 - Wednesday, March 1, 2017
    1. 82 FR 12180 - Copyright Office Technical Amendments
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      LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, U.S. Copyright Office
      Partial withdrawal of final rule.
      Effective March 1, 2017, the Copyright Office withdraws the amendments to 37 CFR 204.7 published at 82 FR 9364, on February 6, 2017.
      37 CFR Part 204