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1505 What Is a Complete Copy or Phonorecord?

1505 What Is a Complete Copy or Phonorecord?


The meaning of the term “complete” copy or phonorecord varies depending on the following factors:


• The type of work.


• Whether the work is unpublished or published.


• If published, whether the work was published in electronic or hard copy format.


• If the work was published as a contribution to a collective work.


See 37 C.F.R. § 202.20 (B) (2). These factors are discussed in Sections 1505.1 through 1505.5 below.