37 CFR Part 200-270 Index
Copyright Regulations

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CFR Part Index

COPYRIGHT REGULATIONS
Code of Federal Regulations
Chapter 37, Part 200-270, Copyright

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Subchapter A-Copyright Office and Procedures

Part 201 General provisions
Part 202 Registration of claims to copyright
Part 203 Freedom of Information Act: Policies and procedures
Part 204 Privacy Act: Policies and procedures
Part 205 Production of Legal Documents and Official Testimony
Part 211 Mask work protection
Part 212 Protection of vessel hull designs

Subchapter B-Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Rules and Procedures

Part 251 Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel rules of procedure
Part 253 Use of certain copyrighted works in connection with noncommercial educational broadcasting
Part 254 Adjustment of royalty rate for coin-operated phonorecord players
Part 255 Adjustment of royalty payable under compulsory license for making and distributing phonorecords
Part 256 Adjustment of royalty fee for cable compulsory license
Part 258 Adjustment of royalty fee for secondary transmissions by satellite carriers
Part 260 Use of Sound Recordings in a Digital Performance
Part 261 Rates and Terms for Eligible Nonsubscription Transmissions and the Making of Ephemeral Reproductions
Part 262 Rates and Terms for Certain Eligible Nonsubscription Transmissions, New Subscription Services and the Making of Ephemeral Reproductions
Part 263 Rates and Terms for Certain Transmissions and the Making of Ephemeral Reproductions by Noncommercial Licensees
Part 270 Notice and Recordkeeping Requirements for Statutory Licenses
Part 201--General Provisions
Section 201.1 Communication with the Copyright Office
Section 201.2 Information given by the Copyright Office
Section 201.3 Fees for registration, recordation, and related services, special services, and services performed by the Licensing Division
Section 201.4 Recordation of transfers and certain other documents
Section 201.5 Corrections and amplifications of copyright registrations; applications for supplementary registration
Section 201.6 Payment and refund of Copyright Office fees
Section 201.7 Cancellation of completed registrations
Section 201.8 Disruption of postal or other transportation or communication services
Section 201.9 Recordation of agreements between copyright owners and public broadcasting entities
Section 201.10 Notices of termination of transfers and licenses
Section 201.11 Satellite carrier statements of account covering statutory licenses for secondary transmissions
Section 201.12 Recordation of certain contracts by cable systems located outside of the forty-eight contiguous States
Section 201.13 Notices of objection to certain noncommercial performances of nondramatic literary or musical works
Section 201.14 Warnings of copyright for use by certain libraries and archives 201.15-201.16 [Reserved]
Section 201.17 Statements of Account covering compulsory licenses for secondary transmissions by cable systems
Section 201.18 Notice of intention to obtain a compulsory license for making and distributing phonorecords of nondramatic musical works
Section 201.19 Royalties and statements of account under compulsory license for making and distributing phonorecords of nondramatic musical works
Section 201.20 Methods of affixation and positions of the copyright notice on various types of works
Section 201.21 [Reserved]
Section 201.22 Advance notices of potential infringement of works consisting of sounds, images, or both
Section 201.23 Transfer of unpublished copyright deposits to the Library of Congress
Section 201.24 Warning of copyright for software lending by nonprofit libraries
Section 201.25 Visual Arts Registry
Section 201.26 Recordation of documents pertaining to computer shareware and donation of public domain computer software
Section 201.27 Initial notice of distribution of digital audio recording devices or media
Section 201.28 Statements of Account for digital audio recording devices or media.
Section 201.29 Access to, and confidentiality of, Statements of Account, Verification Auditor's Reports, and other verification information filed in the Copyright Office for digital audio recording devices or media
Section 201.30 Verification of Statements of Account
Section 201.31 Procedures for copyright restoration in the United States for certain motion pictures and their contents in accordance with the North American Free Trade Agreement
Section 201.32 [Reserved]
Section 201.33 Procedures for filing Notices of Intent to Enforce a restored copyright under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act
Section 201.34 Procedures for filing Correction Notices of Intent to Enforce a Copyright Restored under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act 201.35-201.37 [Reserved]
Section 201.38 Designation of agent to receive notification of claimed infringement
Section 201.39 Notice to Libraries and Archives of Normal Commercial Exploitation or Availability at Reasonable Price Also see more information about Notices to Libraries and Archives
Section 201.40 Exemption to prohibition against circumvention
Part 202--Registration of Claims to Copyright
Section 202.1 Material not subject to copyright
Section 202.2 Copyright notice
Section 202.3 Registration of copyright
Section 202.4 Effective date of registration
Section 202.5 Reconsideration Procedure for Refusals to Register
Section 202.10 Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
Section 202.11 Architectural works
Section 202.12 Restored copyrights
Section 202.16 Preregistration of copyrights
Section 202.17 Renewals
Section 202.19 Deposit of published copies or phonorecords for the Library of Congress
Section 202.20 Deposit of copies and phonorecords for copyright registration
Section 202.21 Deposit of identifying material instead of copies
Section 202.22 Acquisition and deposit of unpublished audio and audiovisual transmission programs
Section 202.23 Full term retention of copyright deposits Appendix A Technical Guidelines Regarding Sound Physical Condition Appendix B "Best Edition" of Published Copyrighted Works for the Collections of the Library of Congress
Part 203--Freedom of Information Act: Policies and Procedures
Section 203.1 General
Section 203.2 Authority and functions
Section 203.3 Organization
Section 203.4 Methods of operation
Section 203.5 Inspection and copying
Section 203.6 Schedule of fees and methods of payment for services rendered
Part 204--Privacy Act: Policies and Procedures
Section 204.1 Purposes and scope
Section 204.2 Definitions
Section 204.3 General policy
Section 204.4 Procedure for notification of the existence of records pertaining to individuals
Section 204.5 Procedures for requesting access to records
Section 204.6 Fees
Section 204.7 Request for correction or amendment of records
Section 204.8 Appeal of refusal to correct or amend an individual's record
Section 204.9 Judicial review
Part 205--Legal Processes
Subpart A--General Provisions
Section 205.1 Definitions
Section 205.2 Address for mail and service; telephone number
Section 205.3 Waiver of rules
Section 205.4 Relationship of this part to the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure
Section 205.5 Scope of this part related to Copyright Office duties under title 17 of the U.S. Code Subpart B--Service of Process
Section 205.11 Scope and purpose
Section 205.12 Process served on the Register of Copyrights or an employee in his or her official capacity
Section 205.13 Complaints served on the Register of Copyrights pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 411(a) Subpart C--Testimony by Employees and Production of Documents in Legal Proceedings in Which the Office Is Not a Party
Section 205.21 Scope and purpose
Section 205.22 Production of documents and testimony
Section 205.23 Scope of testimony
Part 211--Mask Work Protection
Section 211.1 General provisions
Section 211.2 Recordation of documents pertaining to mask works
Section 211.3 Mask work fees
Section 211.4 Registration of claims of protection in mask works
Section 211.5 Deposit of identifying material
Section 211.6 Methods of affixation and placement of mask work notice
Section 211.7 Reconsideration procedure for refusals to register
Part 212--Protection of Vessel Hull Designs
Section 212.1 Scope
Section 212.2 Fees
Section 212.3 Registration of claims for protection of eligible designs
Section 212.4 Affixation and placement of design notice
Section 212.5 Recordation of distinctive identification of vessel hull designer
Section 212.6 Recordation of transfers and other documents
Section 212.7 Reconsideration procedure for refusals to register
Part 251--Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Rules of Procedure
Subpart A-Organization
Section 251.1 Official addresses
Section 251.2 Purpose of Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels
Section 251.3 Arbitrator lists
Section 251.4 Arbitrator lists: Objections
Section 251.5 Qualifications of the arbitrators
Section 251.6 Composition and selection of Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels
Section 251.7 Actions of Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels
Section 251.8 Suspension of proceedings Subpart B-Public Access to Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Meetings
Section 251.11 Open meetings
Section 251.12 Conduct of open meetings
Section 251.13 Closed meetings
Section 251.14 Procedure for closed meetings
Section 251.15 Transcripts of closed meetings
Section 251.16 Requests to open or close meetings Subpart C-Public Access to and Inspection of Records
Section 251.21 Public records
Section 251.22 Public access
Section 251.23 FOIA and Privacy Act Subpart D-Standards of Conduct
Section 251.30 Basic obligations of arbitrators
Section 251.31 Financial interests
Section 251.32 Financial disclosure statement
Section 251.33 Ex parte communications
Section 251.34 Gifts and other things of monetary value
Section 251.35 Outside employment and other activities
Section 251.36 Pre-arbitration and post-arbitration employment restrictions
Section 251.37 Use of nonpublic information
Section 251.38 Billing and commitment to standards
Section 251.39 Remedies
Section 251.40 Scope
Section 251.41 Formal hearings
Section 251.42 Suspension or waiver of rules
Section 251.43 Written cases
Section 251.44 Filing and service of written cases and pleadings
Section 251.45 Discovery and prehearing motions
Section 251.46 Conduct of hearings: Role of arbitrators
Section 251.47 Conduct of hearings: Witnesses and counsel
Section 251.48 Rules of evidence
Section 251.49 Transcript and record
Section 251.50 Rulings and orders
Section 251.51 Closing the record
Section 251.52 Proposed findings and conclusions
Section 251.53 Report to the Librarian of Congress
Section 251.54 Assessment of costs of arbitration panels
Section 251.55 Post-panel motions
Section 251.56 Order of the Librarian of Congress
Section 251.57 Effective date of order
Section 251.58 Judicial review
Section 251.60 Scope
Section 251.61 Commencement of adjustment proceedings
Section 251.62 Content of petition
Section 251.63 Consideration of petition; settlements
Section 251.64 Disposition of petition; initiation of arbitration proceeding
Section 251.65 Deduction of costs of rate adjustment proceedings
Section 251.70 Scope
Section 251.71 Commencement of proceedings
Section 251.72 Declaration of controversy: Initiation of arbitration proceeding
Section 251.73 Deduction of costs of distribution proceedings
Part 253--Use of Certain Copyrighted Works in Connection with Noncommercial Educational Broadcasting
Section 253.1 General
Section 253.2 Definition of public broadcasting entity
Section 253.3 [Reserved]
Section 253.4 Performance of musical compositions by PBS, NPR and other public broadcasting entities engaged in the activities set forth in 17 U.S.C. 118(d)
Section 253.5 Performance of musical compositions by public broadcasting entities licensed to colleges and universities
Section 253.6 Performance of musical compositions by other public broadcasting entities
Section 253.7 Recording rights, rates and terms
Section 253.8 Terms and rates of royalty payments for the use of published pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
Section 253.9 Unknown copyright owners
Section 253.10 Cost of living adjustment
Section 253.11 Notice of restrictions on use of reproductions of transmission programs
Part 254--Adjustment of Royalty Rate for Coin-Operated Phonorecord Players
Section 254.1 General
Section 254.2 Definition of coin-operated phonorecord player
Section 254.3 Compulsory license fees for coin-operated phonorecord players
Part 255--ADJUSTMENT OF ROYALTY PAYABLE UNDER COMPULSORY LICENSE FOR MAKING AND DISTRIBUTING PHONORECORDS
Section 255.1 General
Section 255.2 Royalty payable under compulsory license
Section 255.3 Adjustment of royalty rate
Section 255.4 Definition of digital phonorecord delivery
Section 255.5 Royalty rate for digital phonorecord deliveries in general
Section 255.6 Royalty rate for incidental digital phonorecord deliveries
Section 255.7 Future proceedings
Section 255.8 Public performances of sound recordings and musical works
Part 256--Adjustment of Royalty Fee for Cable Compulsory License
Section 256.1 General
Section 256.2 Royalty fee for compulsory license for secondary transmission by cable systems
Part 258--Adjustment of Royalty Fee for Secondary Transmissions by Satellite Carriers
Section 258.1 General
Section 258.2 Definitions
Section 258.3 Royalty fee for secondary transmission of analog signals of broadcast stations by satellite carriers
Section 258.4 Royalty fee for secondary transmission of digital signals of broadcast stations by satellite carriers
Part 260--Rates and Terms for Preexisting Subscription Services' Digital Transmissions of Sound Recordings and Making of Ephemeral Phonorecords
Section 260.1 General
Section 260.2 Royalty fees for the digital performance of sound recordings and the making of ephemeral phonorecords by preexisting subscription services
Section 260.3 Terms for making payment of royalty fees
Section 260.4 Confidential information and statements of account
Section 260.5 Verification of statements of account
Section 260.6 Verification of royalty payments
Section 260.7 Unknown copyright owners
Part 261--Rates and Terms for Eligible Nonsubscription Transmissions and the Making of Ephemeral Reproductions
Section 261.1 General
Section 261.2 Definitions
Section 261.3 Royalty fees for public performances of sound recordings and for ephemeral recordings
Section 261.4 Terms for making payment of royalty fees and statements of account
Section 261.5 Confidential information
Section 261.6 Verification of statements of account
Section 261.7 Verification of royalty payments
Section 261.8 Unclaimed funds
Part 262--Rates and Terms for Certain Eligible Nonsubscription Transmissions, New Subscription Services and the Making of Ephemeral Reproductions
Section 262.1 General
Section 262.2 Definitions
Section 262.3 Royalty fees for public performances of sound recordings and for ephemeral recordings
Section 262.4 Terms for making payment of royalty fees and statements of account
Section 262.5 Confidential information
Section 262.6 Verification of statements of account
Section 262.7 Verification of royalty payments
Section 262.8 Unclaimed funds
Part 263--Rates and Terms for Certain Transmissions and the Making of Ephemeral Reproductions by Noncommercial Licensees
Section 263.1 General
Section 263.2 Definitions
Section 263.3 Royalty rates and terms
Part 270--Notice and Recordkeeping Requirements for Statutory Licenses
Section 270.1 Notice of use of sound recordings under statutory license
Section 270.2 Reports of use of sound recordings under statutory license for preexisting subscription services
Section 270.3 Reports of use of sound recordings under statutory license for nonsubscription transmission services, preexisting satellite digital audio radio services, new subscription services and business establishment services
Section 270.4 Reports of use of sound recordings under statutory license prior to April 1, 2004
Section 270.5 Designated collection and distribution organizations for records of use of sound recordings under statutory license