1109.1 What Is a Newsletter?
For purposes of this group registration option, a newsletter is defined as a serial that is published and distributed by mail, electronic media, or other medium, including paper, email, or download. (The term “serial” is defined in Section 1107.1.) The serial must contain news or information that is chiefly of interest to a special group, such as trade and professional associations, colleges, schools, or churches. Newsletters are typically sold by subscription, but they are not sold on newsstands or through other retail outlets. See 37 C.F.R. § 202.4 (F) (1) (I).