Federal Register: May 14, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 93)
DOCID: FR Doc 01-12053
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Copyright Office, Library of Congress
CFR Citation: 37 CFR Parts 202
Docket ID: [Docket No. RM 2001-4]
ACTION: Copyright office and procedures:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Final rule: technical amendment.
Renewal Copyright Registration
EFFECTIVE DATES: May 14, 2001.
The Copyright Office is making technical amendments in the regulation regarding copyright renewal to reflect the modification in duration of the extended renewal term from fortyseven years to sixty seven years as a result of the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.
Copyright registration renewal,
On October 27, 1998, President Clinton
signed into law the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, Pub. L.
105298, extending for an additional 20 years the term of copyright
protection in the United States. This law increased the extended
copyright renewal term under section 304 of the copyright law, from
fortyseven years to sixtyseven years. These technical amendments add
a reference to Pub. L. 105298 and substitute sixtyseven years in
places where the renewal regulation designates fortyseven years. List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 202
In consideration of the foregoing, the Copyright Office is amending part 202 of 37 CFR, chapter II in the manner set forth below. PART 202REGISTRATION OF CLAIMS TO COPYRIGHT
1. The authority citation for part 202 continues to read as follows:
Authority: 17 U.S.C. 702.
Sec. 202.17 [Amended]
2. In Sec. 202.17:
a. Paragraph (a) is amended by adding ``and Pub. L. 105298.'' at the end of the paragraph.
b. Paragraph (c) is amended by removing the phrases ``extended
fortyseven year second term'' and ``fortyseven year extended term'' and adding ``extended sixtyseven year second
term'' and ``sixtyseven year extended term,'' respectively.
c. Paragraph (e)(1) is amended by removing the phrase ``extended fortyseven year second term'' and adding ``extended sixtyseven year second term''.
d. Paragraph (f)(1) is amended by removing the phrase ``fortyseven year renewal term'' and adding ``sixtyseven year renewal term.''
Dated: May 9, 2001.
Marilyn J. Kretsinger,
Assistant General Counsel.
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