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2405.2 Restricted Records

 

2405.2 Restricted Records

 

The following records will not be made available to the public, except to the extent that they are available under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”):

 

• Correspondence, memoranda, reports, opinions, and similar material relating to internal matters of personnel and procedures, office administration, or security matters.

 

• Correspondence, memoranda, reports, opinions, and similar material relating to internal consideration of policy and decisional matters, including the work product of any attorney.

 

Records relating to pending applications or pending documents will not be made available to the general public, although specific persons may be permitted to access these records provided that they meet the requirements set forth in the Office’s regulations. For information concerning these requirements, see Sections 2407.1 (B) (3), 2407.1 (B) (4), and 2407.2 (B) (2) below.

 

Direct public access will not be permitted to any financial or accounting records, including those related to deposit accounts.

 

For additional information concerning restricted records, see Limitations on the Information and Service Provided by the Copyright Office (Circular 17).

 

37 C.F.R. § 201.2 (B) (6), (C) (3).