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1107.6 (D) Nation of First Publication / Author’s Citizenship

1107.6 (D) Nation of First Publication / Author’s Citizenship


The applicant should identify the country where the issues were first published by selecting one of the countries listed in the drop down menu marked Nation of Publication. The U.S. Copyright Office will use this information to determine whether the issues are eligible for copyright protection in the United States. If the applicant fails to provide a nation of first publication, the application will not be accepted by the electronic registration system. If the nation of first publication is unknown, the applicant may select “not known” from the drop down menu.


For a definition and discussion of the nation of first publication, see Chapter 600, Section 612. For a definition and discussion of the author’s citizenship, see Chapter 600, Section 617.