[Federal Register: April 12, 1994]



Copyright Office
[Docket No. 94-3]

New Post Office Boxes

AGENCY: Copyright Office; Library of Congress.

ACTION: Copyright Office establishes new post office boxes.


SUMMARY: The Copyright Office publishes this notice to inform the 
public that it has established two new post office boxes to facilitate 
timely receipt of mail from copyright owners and users that demands 
immediate attention. This notice is intended to explain the purposes of 
the post office boxes and the specific kinds of mail that should be 
addressed to each box.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marilyn J. Kretsinger, Acting General 
Counsel, U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 
20540. Telephone (202) 707-8380. Telefax (202) 707-8366.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Copyright Royalty Tribunal Reform Act of 
1993 abolished the Royalty Tribunal as an independent agency and 
transferred its responsibilities and duties to ad hoc Copyright 
Arbitration Royalty Panels (CARPs) to be administered by the Library of 
Congress and the Copyright Office. To assure that time sensitive mail 
relating to CARP business is not delayed in the general incoming mail 
the Office receives, the Office has established a separate post office 
box that is to be used only for CARP claims, filings, and general 
correspondence. Such mail should be addressed to: Copyright Arbitration 
Royalty Panel (CARP), P.O. Box 70977, Southwest Station, Washington, DC 
    A second special Copyright Office post office box has been 
established for other limited uses only, as follows: (1) Freedom of 
Information Act (FOIA) requests, (2) section 411(a) notice and copy of 
complaint for infringement actions after Office refusal to register a 
claim, (3) comments submitted in Office rulemaking proceedings, (4) 
requests for Copyright Office speakers, (5) requests for approvals of 
computer generated application forms, (6) requests to the Reference and 
Bibliography Section for expedited search reports needed for 
litigation, customs or publishing deadlines, and (7) requests to the 
Certifications and Documents Section for expedited additional 
certificates, certifications, copies of deposits, correspondence or 
Copyright Office records or copies required for inspections which are 
needed for pending or prospective litigation, customs matters, or 
contract or publishing deadlines.
    Such special mail may be sent to: Copyright GC/I&R, P.O. Box 70400, 
Southwest Station, Washington, DC 20024.
    Requests for regular services to the Reference and Bibliography 
Section or the Certifications and Documents Section must not be 
directed to this post office box. Copyright registration applications, 
deposit copies, or correspondence must not be directed to this post 
office box either. To do so will delay Office handling of that material 
and may also result in a later effective date of registration.

    Dated: April 7, 1994.
Mary Levering,
Deputy Register of Copyrights.
[FR Doc. 94-8740 Filed 4-11-94; 8:45 am]