Copyright Office Wants Input On Deferred Exam Option

By Adam Lidgett (December 10, 2021, 6:56 PM EST) -- The U.S. Copyright Office announced that it will study the possibility of giving those filing for copyright protection the ability to put off having the office review the applications, a move that comes after a 2019 high court ruling on a copyright registration issue.

In a Friday notice in the Federal Register, the Copyright Office asked for public comment on a study looking into giving copyright registrants the ability to defer the office's examination of their application until the would-be registrant actually asks for an examination.

Under the current legal system, registration of a copyright gives an author various benefits, but...

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