On June 28th, the U.S. Copyright Office amended its regulations
on an interim basis to provide for a new registration option for applicants called the “single application.” The streamlined registration is aimed toward simplifying the process for individual authors of single works. It cannot be used for works for hire or collective works, websites or databases. As such, it will be interesting to see whether the public takes advantage of it. The Copyright Office has invited public comment until August 28, 2013.