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1509.1 (D) Book Jackets

1509.1 (D) Book Jackets


To register a claim in the text, artwork, or other copyrightable material that appears only on a book jacket, the applicant should submit one complete copy of the jacket. The applicant need not submit a copy of the book itself, unless the copyrightable material is physically attached to the book (as in the case of an illustration on the cover of a paperback). See 37 C.F.R. § 202.20 (C) (2) (I)(K) (requiring only one complete copy of works reproduced on three-dimensional containers); Part 202–Registration of Claims to Copyright, Deposit Requirements, 43 Fed. Reg. 41,975, 41,978 (Sept. 19, 1978) (explaining that the exception for containers applies to book jackets).