1109.6 Completing the Application: Group Registration of Newsletter Issues
This Section provides instructions for completing the online application for a group of newsletter issues.
The application may be submitted by the author/claimant for the newsletter issues, the owner of any of the exclusive rights in the issues, or a duly authorized agent of these parties. See 37 C.F.R. § 202.4 (F) (2).
As discussed in Section 1109.3, applicants must use this form as a condition for seeking a group registration. If an applicant attempts to use the Standard Application or a paper application, the U.S. Copyright Office will refuse registration and instruct the applicant to submit a new application, filing fee, and deposit through the electronic registration system.
NOTE: The application for group newsletters does not contain spaces where the applicant can provide information regarding the individual contributions appearing within each issue, such as title, author, or copyright transfer information. The certificate of registration and the online public record for a group registration will only identify the title, author/claimant, and publication information for the earliest and most recent issues in the group.
See Group Registration of Newsletters, 83 Fed. Reg. 22,902, 22,905 (May 17, 2018); Group Registration of Newsletters and Serials, 83 Fed. Reg. 61,546, 61,547 (Nov. 30, 2018).