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1505.5 Copies or Phonorecords of a Contribution to a Collective Work

1505.5 Copies or Phonorecords of a Contribution to a Collective Work


As a general rule, a copy or phonorecord of a contribution to a published collective work is complete if the applicant submits one of the following:


• One complete copy of the best edition of the entire published collective work; or


• A photocopy or facsimile copy (i.e., an exact copy equivalent) of the contribution as it was published in the collective work.


If the contribution was published in a newspaper, the copy is complete if the applicant submits one of the following:


• The complete section containing the contribution; or


• The contribution cut out from the newspaper in which it appeared.


See 37 C.F.R. § 202.20 (B) (2)(iv).