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1108 Group Registration of Newspaper Issues

1108 Group Registration of Newspaper Issues


This Section discusses the U.S. Copyright Office’s practices and procedures for registering a group of newspaper issues. When referring to this option, the Office uses the term “GRNP,” which stands for “group newspapers.”


For guidance on registering a single issue of a newspaper, see Chapter 700, Section

712.2. For information concerning the group registration options for serials and newsletters, see Sections 1107 and 1109. For a general overview of the similarities and differences between the group registration options for serials, newspapers, and newsletters, see Section 1116. For information concerning the group registration option for contributions to periodicals, see Section 1110.


See generally Group Registration of Newspapers, 84 Fed. Reg. 60,917 (Nov. 12, 2019);

Group Registration of Newspapers, 84 Fed. Reg. 3698 (Feb. 13, 2019); Group

Registration of Newspapers, 83 Fed. Reg. 4144 (Jan. 30, 2018); Group Registration of

Newspapers, 82 Fed. Reg. 51,369 (Nov. 6, 2017); see also H.R. REP. NO. 94-1476, at 154

(1976), reprinted in 1976 U.S.C.C.A.N. 5659, 5770 (citing “the various editions or issues of a daily newspaper” as an example of a group of related works that might qualify for group registration).

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