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1010.6 (D) Compilations

1010.6 (D) Compilations


If the applicant asserts a claim in the selection, coordination, and/or arrangement of material within a website, the compilation authorship must be fully represented in the deposit. See Feist Publications, Inc. v. Rural Telephone Service Co., Inc., 499 U.S. 340, 358 (1991) (“Originality requires only that the author make the selection or arrangement

independently . . . and that it display some minimal level of creativity) (emphasis added).


For instance, the Office may register a website that contains a compilation of photographs, provided that the author’s selection, coordination, and/or arrangement of images is evident in the claim. If the author’s contribution is unclear, the registration specialist will communicate with the applicant.

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