Copyright Office Mandates IE

By Deane Barker on August 11, 2005

Fight the power: I consider it my civic duty to pass this on.

Don’t let the copyright office REQUIRE IE. Take a break from email and Web surfing to send a real, paper letter (with five copies) to the U.S. Copyright office and tell them that REQUIRING use of IE for online preregistration of copyright claims is not acceptable.

Visit the link for mailing instructions.



  1. If you read the actual copyright regulation, it is not as bad as it seems.

    “Support for Netscape 7.2, Firefox 1.0.3, and Mozilla 1.7.7 is planned but will not be available when preregistration goes into effect.”

    It is an unfortunate de-facto standard that IE is still the browser of choice in Corporate America (if not the world). However they are not intending to rule out submissions from other browsers.

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