TABLE 1


Status of Tasks to be Performed by the Copyright Office Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Sonny Bono Term Extension Act
Section DMCA Task Statutory   Responsibility Status
103 (17 USC 201(a)(1))Rulemaking on exemption to prohibition on circumvention of access control technologies Librarian of Congress on recommendation of the Register of Copyrights in consultation with the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information Ongoing.
Hearings held and comments received. Post Hearing comments due June 23
103 (17 USC 1201(g)(5)) Study on encryption research (effect of 1201(g) exemption) Copyright Office and NTIA, jointly Forwarded to Congress May, 2000.
104 Study on the effects of Title I of the DMCA and the development of electronic commerce and associated technology on the operation of §109 and 117; relationship between existing and emergent technology and the operation of §109 and 117 Copyright Office and NTIA, jointly Notice of Inquiry completed. Publication pending.
202 (17 USC 512(c)(2))Prepare regulations and maintain current directory of designated agents for online service providers; set fee Copyright Office Interim Regulations published on November 3, 1998.
Directory being maintained.
403Study on distance education. Copyright Office Report issued May 1999.
405(a) Revise regulations (37 CFR part 260) with respect to notice and recordkeeping and initiation of CARP proceedings regarding the use of sound recordings in digital transmissions under the DPRA compulsory license Copyright Office Interim regulations published June 24, 1998. Interim regulations amended on September 20, 1999.
405(a) (17 USC 114(f)(2)(A)) Publish Federal Register notice of initiation of voluntary negotiation proceedings to set royalty rates for eligible nonsubscription transmissions under DPRA compulsory license Copyright Office Notice of initiation of voluntary negotiation period for rates/terms for 1998-2000 published Nov. 27, 1998.
405(b) (17 USC 112(e))Issue new regulations regarding the new statutory license for ephemeral recordings Copyright Office Notices of Intent to Participate filed in November 1999. Proceeding currently stayed pending resolution of rulemaking proceedings regarding definition of a “service” for purposes of statutory license governing public performance of sound recordings by means of digital audio transmissions.
405(b) (17 USC 112(e)) Publish Federal Register notice of initiation of voluntary negotiation proceedings under the new statutory license for ephemeral recordings Copyright Office Notice of initiation of voluntary for negotiation period for rates/terms for 1998-2000 published November 27, 1998.
406 (28 USC 4001(h)) Study on the conditions in motion picture industry that gave rise to §4001 and impact of §4001 on motion picture industryComptroller General, in consultation with Register of Copyrights GAO initiated and has consulted with the Register.
502 (17 USC 1317 Issue new regulations regarding registration of vessel hull designs, cancellation proceedings, and recordation of instruments of transfer; set fees Copyright Office Interim regulations implementing a new system with a new application form published July 7, 1999.
504 Evaluation of the effects of the Vessel Hull Design Protection Act Copyright Office and PTO, jointly Initial report, due October 28, 1999, completed but requirement rescinded.
108(h) Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act Copyright Office to issue regulations Interim Regulations published on December 30, 1998.


















TABLE 2


Comparison of New and Old Fees for Basic Registration and Recordation Services
Service New Fee Old Fee
  (1)  ╠Basic registrations: Form TX, Form VA, Form PA, Form SE, (including Short Forms), and Form SR $30 $20
  (2)  ╠Registration of a claim in a group of contribution to periodicals (GR/CP) $30 $20
  (3)  ╠Registration of a renewal claim (Form RE)
  Claim without Addendum
$45 $20
  Addendum$15
  (4)  ╠Registration of a claim in a Mask Work $75 $20
  (5)  ╠Registration of a claim in a group of serials (Form SE/Group) $30 minimum. $10 per issue (Min. was $20)
  (6)  ╠Registration of a claim in a group of daily newspapers, and qualified newsletters (Form G/DN) $55 $40
  (7)  ╠Registration of a restored copyright (Form GATT)$30 $30
  (8)  ╠Registration of a claim in a group of restored works (Form GATT Group) $30 minimum $10 per claim (Min. was $20)
  (9)  ╠Registration of a correction or amplification to a claim (Form CA) $65 $20
(10)  ╠Providing an additional certificate of registration $25 $ 8
(11)  ╠Any other certification, per hour $65 $20
(12)  ╠Search—report prepared from official records, per hour $65 $20
(13)  ╠Search—locating Copyright Office records, per hour$65 $20
(14)  ╠Recordation of documents (single title) $50 $20
  Additional titles (per group of 10 titles) $15 $10