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Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
Final rule: technical amendment.
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 forty-seven years to sixty-seven years as a result of the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.
May 14, 2001.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kent Dunlap, Principal Legal Advisor for the General Counsel, Telephone: (202) 707-8380. Telefax: (202) 707-8366.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On October 27, 1998, President Clinton signed into law the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, Pub. L. 105-298, 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 forty-seven years to sixty-seven years. These technical amendments add a reference to Pub. L. 105-298 and substitute sixty-seven years in places where the renewal regulation designates forty-seven years.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 202
- Copyright registration
Technical AmendmentStart Amendment Part
In consideration of the foregoing, the Copyright Office is amending part 202 of 37 CFR, chapter II in the manner set forth below.End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 202—REGISTRATION OF CLAIMS TO COPYRIGHTEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 202 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
2. In § 202.17:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
a. Paragraph (a) is amended by adding “and Pub. L. 105-298.” at the end of the paragraph.End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
b. Paragraph (c) is amended by removing the phrases “extended forty-seven year second term” and “forty-seven year extended term” and adding “extended sixty-seven year second Start Printed Page 24268term” and “sixty-seven year extended term,” respectively.End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
c. Paragraph (e)(1) is amended by removing the phrase “extended forty-seven year second term” and adding “extended sixty-seven year second term”.End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
d. Paragraph (f)(1) is amended by removing the phrase “forty-seven year renewal term” and adding “sixty-seven year renewal term.”End Amendment Part Start Signature
Dated: May 9, 2001.
Marilyn J. Kretsinger,
Assistant General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 01-12053 Filed 5-11-01; 8:45 am]
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