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Archive: 2017 (4 Posts)

New Supplementary Registration Rule Goes into Effect Today

Posted by: Alison Hall

The following is a guest post by Alexandra El-Bayeh, registration specialist in the Office of Registration Policy & Practice. The Copyright Office’s new rule requiring applicants to file supplementary registrations online goes into effect today. On June 15, 2017, the Office published the final rule after receiving comments from the public. What is a supplementary …

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden with Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter

Library of Awesome—Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, and Copyright

Posted by: Alison Hall

Wonder Woman was—and still is—a hero to many young girls. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to twirl in circles and turn into a super hero? On top of that, she had the invisible plane, magic belt, bullet-stopping bracelets, the lasso of truth, and that awesome tiara. So when I found out Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden …

Copyright Office Launches Updated Website

Posted by: Alison Hall

  On March 1, the Copyright Office launched its updated website, The goal of the update was to make the site more user-focused. In order to do so, we surveyed users of the old website, reviewed questions the Public Information Office received, and talked to industry experts. The most common requests were for a …