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1114.6 (I) (1) Photos Shot by an Individual Photographer

1114.6 (I) (1) Photos Shot by an Individual Photographer


If an individual photographer shot each photo in the group – ” and if the photographer did not shot those photos for another party as works made for hire – ” then the photographer should be named as the author. Specifically, the applicant should provide the photographer’s full name on the Author screen in the fields marked “First Name/Last Name.”


If the photographer is deceased, the applicant should provide the year that individual died. Providing the photographer’s year of birth is optional, although this information may be useful in identifying the specific person who shot the photos. If the photographer’s year of birth is given, it will be included in the online public record for the claim.


If the photographer’s real name does not appear on any of the photos, and if the photographer does not want to reveal his or her identity in the registration record, the applicant may check the box marked “Anonymous” and leave the “First Name/Last Name” fields blank.


If the photographer’s pseudonym appears on all the photos, and if the photographer does not want to reveal his or her real name in the registration record, the applicant may check the box marked “Pseudonymous” and provide the photographer’s

pseudonym in the “Pseudonym” field.


For a definition and discussion of anonymous and pseudonymous works, see Chapter 600, Sections 615.1 and 615.2.