The United States Copyright Office has adopted a new regulation effective December 1, 2016 and will replace the existing regulation at 37 CFR 201.38. The new regulation concerns the designation of an agent to receive notification of claimed infringement under the DMCA. Under the previous method, a service provider would designate an agent through a paper application sent to the Copyright Office. The main change to the system is that, beginning December 1, 2016, the Copyright Office will no longer accept paper registrations and will have an electronic registration system in order to designate an agent. All service providers who had designated an agent through the previous system must resubmit an application through the new system by December 31, 2017 or risk losing their protection under the safe harbor provision of the DMCA. All previous designations will remain valid until the earlier of the date of reapplication or December 31, 2017. Additionally, all designations now must be renewed within three years of the application or its most recent amendment. The copyright office will send automated reminders to the service provider to renew the designations in advance of the lapse of the three year period. In order to renew, the service provider must either (1) amend the application in order to provide the correct information regarding the service provider and agent, or (2) resubmit the designation without amendment.