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1103.4 (A) Type of Work

 

1103.4 (A) Type of Work

 

When completing an application, the applicant should select the class of work that is most appropriate for the works being registered and the authorship that appears in those works. If the works contain more than one type of authorship, the applicant should select the option that is appropriate for the predominant form of authorship in those works.

 

NOTE: There is an exception to this rule. If the unit of publication contains sound recording authorship, the applicant must select the class for sound recording, regardless of whether sound recording is the predominant form of authorship in the rest of the works.

 

When completing an online application, the classes are listed under a drop down menu marked Type of Work. When completing a paper application, each class has its own paper form.

 

• Literary Works: When completing an online application, the applicant should select “Literary Work” in the Type of Work field if the works primarily contain nondramatic text, such as poems, short stories, or the like. When completing a paper application, the applicant should use Form TX.

 

• Works of the Visual Arts: When completing an online application, the applicant should select “Work of the Visual Arts” in the Type of Work field if the works primarily contain pictorial, graphic, or sculptural content, such as photographs, drawings, illustrations, models, or the like. When completing a paper application, the applicant should use Form VA.

 

• Works of the Performing Arts: When completing an online application, the applicant should select “Work of the Performing Arts” in the Type of Work field if the works primarily contain music, lyrics, drama, choreography, or other content that is intended to be performed for an audience. When completing a paper application, the applicant should use Form PA.

 

• Sound Recordings: When completing an online application, the applicant must select “Sound Recording” in the Type of Work field if the applicant intends to register works that contain sound recording authorship. When completing a paper application, the applicant must use Form SR.

 

• Motion Picture/Audiovisual Material: When completing an online application, the applicant should select “Motion Picture/AV Work” in the Type of Work field if the works primarily contain motion pictures or other audiovisual content. When completing a paper application, the applicant should use Form PA.

 

NOTE: A unit of publication may not be registered with the online application for a “single serial issue” or a paper application submitted on Form SE.