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1111.7 (G) Nation of First Publication


1111.7 (G) Nation of First Publication


In the field marked “Nation of First Publication,” the applicant should provide the name of country where the works were published for the first time. The registration specialist may use this information to determine if the works are eligible for copyright protection in the United States.


To identify the nation of publication, the applicant should select the appropriate country from the drop down menu on the Title screen. If the nation of publication is unknown, the applicant may select “not known.” If the works were first published in different countries, the applicant may provide that information in the Note to Copyright Office field of the application.


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