Definition[edit | edit source]

The Correspondence Management System (CMS) records the Copyright Office’s written transactions with remitters, and has largely replaced the earlier ETS system.[1]

Overview[edit | edit source]

The system allows retrieval of records by correspondence control number, applicant's name, title of work, and any entered cross-references.[2] Authority to maintain such records is granted by 17 U.S.C. §705 and 17 U.S.C. 908(b).[3]

The system was fully installed in 1981.[4] CMS was established as part of COINS (Copyright Office In-Process System).[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. U.S. Copyright Office Definitions (full-text).
  2. Library of Congress, Privacy Act of 1974: Current Systems of Records (37 CFR Part 204) (full-text).
  3. See Notice of Current Systems of Records for more information regarding the Copyright Office's compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974.
  4. Annual Report of The Library of Congress for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 1981.
  5. Report of the Register of Copyrights (1980).
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