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1108.6 (G) Author / Claimant

1108.6 (G) Author / Claimant

Each issue in the group must be a work made for hire, and the author(s) and the claimant(s) must be the same person or organization. The applicant should provide the author/claimant’s name and address in the relevant fields on the Author/Claimant screen.

Each issue must be an all-new collective work that has not been published before, and the claim in each issue must be limited to the collective work. When the application is submitted, the term “collective work authorship” will be added automatically to the form.

As discussed in Section 1108.2 (B), a claim in the “collective work” covers the compilation authorship involved in creating each issue as a whole, including the selection, coordination, and/or arrangement of the individual contributions appearing within the issue. A claim in the “collective work” also covers the authorship in the individual articles, photographs, illustrations, or other contributions included within each issue – ” if they were first published in that issue and if they are fully owned by the author/claimant when the application is filed.

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