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1407 Supplementary Registration: Online Application / Form CA

 

1407 Supplementary Registration: Online Application / Form CA

 

Supplementary registrations correct or amplify the information that is set forth in an existing registration.

 

• A correction is appropriate if certain information in a basic registration was incorrect at the time that the basic registration was made.

 

• An amplification is appropriate if the applicant intends: (I) to add certain information that could have been given, but was omitted at the time of registration, such as where a co-author is omitted; (ii) to identify changes in certain facts that have occurred since the registration, such as a change in the title of the work; or (iii) to provide explanations that clarify information given in the registration, such as when a statement of authorship in the version being registered is not sufficiently explicit on the original application.

 

An application for a supplementary registration is not appropriate: (I) if the work has been revised; (ii) to reflect corrections that have been made to statements appearing on the copy(ies) or phonorecords of the work; (iii) as a substitute for a renewal registration; (iv) as a substitute for recording a transfer or other document pertaining to copyright ownership; or except in certain circumstances (v) if a work was registered as unpublished but was actually published at the time of the basic registration. For information concerning these issues, see Chapter 1800, Section 1802.7.

 

The U.S. Copyright Office may issue a supplementary registration that corrects or amplifies the information in any basic registration, group registration, renewal registration, or GATT registration, unless the registration has expired or unless it has been cancelled or abandoned.

 

As a general rule, the applicant must use the online application to correct or amplify a basic registration for the following types of works:

 

• A literary work, such as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoirs, textbooks, computer programs, or other nondramatic textual works.

 

• A single issue of a serial publication, such as a periodical, magazine, newsletter, or journal.

 

• A work of the visual arts, such as two-dimensional or three-dimensional works of fine, graphic, or applied art, prints, art reproductions, maps, technical drawings, and architectural works.

 

• A work of the performing arts, such as a musical work, dramatic work, choreographic work, pantomime, motion picture, or other audiovisual work.

 

• A sound recording, such as an audiobook, a podcast, or a recording of a song.

 

See 37 C.F.R. § 202.6 (E) (1).

 

Likewise, applicants must use the online application to correct or amplify the information appearing in the following types of registrations:

 

• A registration for a compilation, a collective work, or a derivative work.

 

• A registration for an unpublished collection. See 37 C.F.R. § 202.6 (E) (1).

 

• A registration for a unit of publication. See 37 C.F.R. § 202.3 (B) (4); 37 C.F.R. § 202.6 (E) (1).

 

• A registration for a group of serials, newspapers, or newsletters. See 37 C.F.R. § 202.4 (D)- (F); 37 C.F.R. § 202.6 (E) (1).

 

• A registration for a group of contributions to periodicals. See 37 C.F.R. § 202.4 (G); 37 C.F.R. § 202.6 (E) (1).

 

• A registration for a group of photographs. See 37 C.F.R. § 202.4 (H), (I); 37 C.F.R. § 202.6 (E) (1).

 

Applicants must use the online application to correct or amplify the information in a group registration for a photographic database. See 37 C.F.R. § 202.3 (B) (5). But before doing so, they must contact the Visual Arts Division at (202) 707-8202 to obtain prior authorization and instructions concerning the information that should be included in the application. See 37 C.F.R. § 202.6 (E) (3).

 

Similarly, applicants must use the online application to correct or amplify the information in a registration for a group of unpublished works or a group of short online literary works. See id. § 202.6 (E) (2). But before submitting the claim, the applicant must contact the Office of Registration Policy & Practice at copyinfo@copyright.gov to obtain prior authorization and instructions concerning the information that should be included in the application. For additional information, see Supplementary Registration (Circular 8).

 

By contrast, applicants must use a paper application submitted on Form CA to correct or amplify the information appearing in the following types of registrations:

 

• A group registration for a database that does not predominantly consist of photographs. See 37 C.F.R. § 202.3 (B) (5); 37 C.F.R. § 202.6 (E) (4).

 

• A GATT registration for a foreign work restored to copyright protection under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. See 37 C.F.R. § 202.12; 37 C.F.R. § 202.6 (E) (4).

 

• A renewal registration for a work registered or first published before January 1, 1978. See 37 C.F.R. § 202.17; 37 C.F.R. § 202.6 (E) (4).

 

For more information on supplementary registrations, see Chapter 1800, Section 1802. For guidance in completing the online application, see Chapter 1800, Section 1802.8 (A). For guidance in completing Form CA, see Chapter 1800, Section 1802.8 (B).