The U.S. Copyright Office released the first public draft of the new Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition.  The Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, last revised over twenty years ago, is the administrative manual of the Register of Copyrights, and offers guidance on registration policies and procedures as well as the administration of copyright law.  The Third Edition will be considered a non-final draft for approximately 120 days pending final review and implementation.  The Copyright Office expects the final version of the Third Edition to take effect on December 15, 2014.  The draft Third Edition is available here www.copyright.gov/comp3/.