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1106.6 Unpublished Collections Eliminated March 15, 2019

 

1106.6 Unpublished Collections Eliminated March 15, 2019

 

As mentioned in Sections 1106 and 1114, the registration accommodation for “unpublished collections” was eliminated effective March 15, 2019. This option has been replaced by the group registration option for unpublished works (GRUW) and the group registration option for unpublished photographs (GRUPH).

 

The “unpublished collections” accommodation was established when the Office first promulgated regulations implementing the Copyright Act of 1976. It established a procedure for registering multiple “self-contained works” as a “single work” “on a single application and upon payment of a single registration fee.” See Part 202 – ” Registration of Claims to Copyright, 43 Fed. Reg. 965, 966 (Jan. 5, 1978). The regulation provided that “[i]n the case of unpublished works, all copyrightable elements that are otherwise recognizable as self-contained works, and are combined in a single unpublished ‘collection'” “shall be considered a single work.” 37 C.F.R. § 202.3 (B) (4) (I) (1978).

 

Additional information concerning the unpublished collections option is available in prior versions of the Compendium. See Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices § 1106 (3d ed. 2017); Compendium of Copyright Office Practices § 607.02 (2d ed. 1988); Compendium of Copyright Office Practices at S-6 (1st ed. 1973). For information concerning the elimination of this option, see Group Registration of Unpublished Works, 82 Fed. Reg. 47,415 (Oct. 12, 2017) and Group Registration of Unpublished Works, 84 Fed. Reg. 3693 (Feb. 13, 2019).