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The followings are the sections of a copyright registration application  

[This information will also guide during the completion of our online copyright questionnaire]

 

1. What Work is Being Registered?*         * Designates Required Fields

Type*  Please select the type of work you want to protect.
Title*  Please type in the title of your work as shown on the copy which you intend to submit with your application.
If a Serial Issue Examples: periodicals, newspapers, magazines, bulletins, newsletters, annuals, journals, and other similar works.
Previous or alternative title If the work is known by another title, enter it here.
Year of completion* Enter here the year of completion of the work you'll submit with your application.
Date of publication (if any) If the work was published, provide the date of publication.
ISBN (if the work was published) If the work was published, provide the ISBN (International Standard Book Number).  Do not enter the dashes.
Nation of publication (if any) Provide the nation where the work was first published.
Published as a contribution in a larger work? If the work you'll submit with this application was published as part of a larger work, provide the title of the larger work here. Examples of such situations: the work is a song in a CD or an article in a magazine.
If the larger work above is a serial issue , then enter the related information here.
If work was preregistered, what is the PRE #? If you have a PRE #, enter it here.

2. Author Information?*         * Designates Required Fields

The Author Is* Select the option which applies. Most of the time the author is an individual person. The author is generally an organization in case of "work made for hire." [See more below under Author's Contribution].
Individual Provide the required information if the author is an individual.
Organization Provide the required information if the author is an organization including DBA (doing business as), if any.
   
Year of Birth This is optional/supplemental identification information of the author. If provided, it becomes online public record.
Year of Death* This is required information if the author is deceased.
Citizenship* Select US if the author has US citizenship. If the author is a citizen of another country, provide its name.
Domicile* Author's domicile is where his/her permanent residence is.
Author's Contribution Work for hire is generally work which is "prepared by an employee as a regular part of his or her employment, or a work [which] is specially ordered or commissioned...providing the parties agree in writing that the contribution shall be considered a work made for hire."

Anonymous can be selected "if no natural person is named as
author on copies of the work and the work is not made for hire." If this option is chosen here, "Anonymous" should be typed in the author's first name box above.

Pseudonymous can be selected "if the author is identified on
copies of the work only under a fictitious name and the work is
not made for hire." If this option is chosen here, provide the pseudonym in the box provided, and type "Anonymous" in the author's first name box above.

The Author Created* Select the appropriate option(s) which describes author's work. If none applies, select "Other" and provide a brief description in the text box provided. ["Do not give any of the following terms: idea, process, procedure, system, method of operation, concept, principle, discovery, title, or name. These terms refer to elements not subject to copyright."]
Are there additional authors? If Yes, enter their information in the text box provided.

3. Who is the Owner (Claimant) of the Copyright in this work?         * Designates Required Fields

The Claimant is the Author* The Claimant (Owner) of the copyright is either the author or the person or organization to whom the copyright was transferred by the author or a rightful owner. Select the option which applies. If the Claimant (Owner) is not the author, select "No", and also select one of the copyright acquiring options. If you chose "Other" here, please explain in the text box provided.
The Claimant Is* Indicate here if the Claimant (Owner) is an individual or an organization. Provide below the required information for one of the two choices.
Individual Provide the required information if the owner is an individual.
Organization Provide the required information if the owner is an organization including DBA (doing business as), if any.
Claimant Address* Please provide owner's address here. The address of the copyright owner will become part of the public record.
Street Address*
City*
State/Zip Code*
Country*
E-mail/Phone* The e-mail and phone are needed for communication during the application process. The e-mail and phone you provide here will not become part of the public record.
Are There Other Claimants? If this work has more than one owner (claimant), please provide the same information for each additional owner in the text box provided.

      * Designates Required Fields

4. Any Limitation of Copyright Claim? (Skip section 4 if this work is all new). Complete this section only if the work is based on "previously registered or previously published material, material in the public domain, or material not owned by this claimant." If that's the case, here you can identify what is not claimed (excluded or previously registered materials), and what is claimed (the new material).
Excluded Material
If Other
Previous Registration(s), if any
New Material Included in this Claim
If Other
   
5. Rights and Permission Contact (Optional). This is the person who should be contacted for permission to use the work. This is optional contact information. The information provided here becomes public record.
6. Correspondence Contact* This is the person the Copyright Office should contact regarding this application. The information provided only here will not be part of the public record.
7. Mail Certificate To* This is the person to whom the registration certificate should be mailed. The information provided only here will not be part of the public record.
   

 

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