The U.S Copyright Office today released a draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, marking the first major revision to the document in more than two decades. CDAS partner Mary E. Rasenberger acted as project director for the creation of the document, and was responsible for developing and managing the entirety of the draft.
The proposed draft of the Compendium contains over 1200 pages of administrative practices, and provides for future improvements in other areas of Copyright law, such as recordation policy. Additionally, the document aims to improve on its predecessors by making the standards of the Copyright office more accessible to the public and by providing the document in electronic format, allowing for easier navigation through the text.
The Compendium, Third Edition is the result of over two and a half years of work and will serve as a comprehensive guidebook to U.S. Copyright Law in the future.