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1116 Serials, Newspapers, and Newsletters at a Glance

1116 Serials, Newspapers, and Newsletters at a Glance


This Section provides an overview of the similarities and differences between the group registration options for serials, newspapers, and newsletters.


For information concerning the specific requirements for these group registration options, see Sections 1107 (serials), 1108 (newspapers), and 1109 (newsletters).


Group Registration Requirements

Serials

Newspapers

Newsletters

Type of work

Each issue must be a serial, as defined in Section 1107.1

Each issue must be a newspaper, as defined in Section 1108.1

Each issue must be a newsletter, as defined in Section 1109.1


Group Registration Requirements

Serials

Newspapers

Newsletters

Collective work

Each issue must be a collective work

Each issue must be a collective work

Each issue may be a collective work or a serial that does not qualify as a collective work

Are the issues new?

Each issue must be an all-new collective work

Each issue must be an all-new collective work

Each issue must be all- new collective work or an all new issue that has not been published before

Publication

Each issue must be published

Each issue must be published

Each issue must be published

Frequency of publication

The serial generally must be published at intervals of a week or longer

n/a

n/a

Number of issues in the group

The group must include at least two issues

The group must include all the issues published within the calendar month specified in the application

The group must include at least two issues published during the calendar month specified in the application

Number of months covered by the group

The group may include up to three months of issues

All the issues must be published within the same calendar month

All the issues must be published within the same calendar month

Publication within the same calendar year

All the issues must be published within the same calendar year

All the issues must be published within the same calendar year

All the issues must be published within the same calendar year

Title

All the issues must be published under the same title

All the issues must be published under the same title

All the issues must be published under the same title


Group Registration Requirements

Serials

Newspapers

Newsletters

Author

The author for all the issues must be the same person or organization

The author for all the issues must be the same person or organization

The author for all the issues must be the same person or organization

Claimant

The claimant for all the issues must be the same person or organization

The claimant for all the issues must be the same person or organization

The claimant for all the issues must be the same person or organization

Work made for hire

Each issue must be a work made for hire

Each issue must be a work made for hire

Each issue may be created by an individual author or they may be created as a work made for hire

Claim to copyright

The claim to copyright must be limited to the collective work

The claim in each issue must be limited to the collective work

The claim to copyright may include the authorship involved in creating the newsletter as a whole and the authorship involved in creating the contributions to the newsletter

Application requirements

The applicant must use the online application designated for a group of serial issues.

The applicant must use the online application designated for a group of newspaper issues

The applicant must use the online application designated for a group of newsletter issues

Deposit copies

The applicant must submit one complete copy of each issue. Each issue must be uploaded in a digital format, and each file must be uploaded to the electronic registration system

The applicant must submit one complete copy of each issue, each issue must be submitted in a digital format, and each file must be uploaded to the electronic registration system

The applicant must submit one complete copy of each issue, each issue must be submitted in a digital format, and each file must be uploaded to the electronic registration system