The application must be certified by one of the author(s) named in the application, by the copyright claimant named in the application, by a party that owns one or more of the exclusive rights in the works, or by a duly authorized agent of one of the foregoing parties.
The person who certifies the application certifies that the information provided in the application is correct to the best of his or her knowledge. Knowingly making a false representation of a material fact in an application, or in any written statement filed in connection with the application, is a crime that is punishable under 17 U.S.C. § 506 (E).
For guidance in completing the Certification field/space, see Chapter 600, Section 624.