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1112.9 Effective Date of Registration for a Group of Revisions or Updates to a Database

 

1112.9 Effective Date of Registration for a Group of Revisions or Updates to a Database

 

As discussed in Section 1112.3, all the updates or revisions in the group must be created or published within a three month period within the same calendar year. As discussed in Section 1112.8, the application may be submitted on the last day of this period or anytime thereafter.

 

The U.S. Copyright Office will assign an effective date of registration based on the date that the Office received the application, filing fee, and the deposit material, which are later determined by the Register of Copyrights or by a court of competent jurisdiction to be acceptable for registration. 17 U.S.C. § 410 (D).

 

Example:

 

• Farmers & Mechanics Bank submitted an application to register the updates and revisions that were made to its database between January 1, 2010 and March 31, 2010. The Office received the application and the filing fee on May 1, 2010, along with a printout containing fifty records from the database. On May 2, 2010, the Office received the descriptive statement for this claim. The Office will issue a group registration with an effective date of registration of May 1, 2010.

 

For a general discussion of effective date of registration, see Chapter 600, Section 625.