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1509.1(N) Deposit Requirements for Literary Works: At a Glance

1509.1(N) Deposit Requirements for Literary Works: At a Glance


The following charts provide a brief summary of the deposit requirements for registering various types of literary works. For a detailed discussion of these requirements, see Sections 1509.1 (A) through 1509.1(M) above.


If the applicant is unable to submit a deposit that satisfies these requirements, the applicant may ask for special relief. For information concerning this procedure, see Section 1508.8.


General Requirements



Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Unpublished works

n/a

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content

Works first published in the United States before 1/1/78

Two complete copies of the work as first published

n/a

Works first published in the United States between 1/1/78 and 3/1/89 that are not listed below

Two complete copies of the best edition of the work (including the copyright notice for the first published edition)

n/a

Works first published in the United States after 3/1/89 that are not listed below

Two complete copies of the best edition of the work

n/a

Works that are not listed below that are published solely in a foreign country

One complete copy of the work as first published in the foreign country

n/a

Works that are not listed below that are first published in a foreign country and subsequently published in the United States

One complete copy of the work as first published in the foreign country, or one complete copy of the best edition published in the United States if the content of the U.S. and foreign editions is identical

n/a

Literary works published solely in hard copy format that are not listed below

Two complete copies of the best edition of the work in hard copy format

n/a


Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Literary works published in hard copy and electronic format that are not listed below

Two complete copies of the best edition of the work in hard copy format

n/a

Literary works published solely in electronic format that are not listed below

See Section 1507.2

n/a


Monographs, Serials, Contributions to Collective Works, and Legal Publications



Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Literary Monographs

One complete copy of the best edition of the work

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content

Serials

Two complete copies of the best edition of the serial

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content

Contributions to collective works other than newspapers

One complete copy of the best edition of the collective work, or a photocopy or other reproduction of the contribution as it was published in the collective work

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content

Contributions to newspapers

One complete section containing the contribution or a cut out of the contribution from the newspaper

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content

Legal Publications

Two complete copies of the best edition of the work

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content


Computer Programs



Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Computer programs

Submit the first and last twenty-five pages (or equivalent units) of the source code. Additionally, a page or the equivalent unit that contains the notice (if any)

Submit the first and last twenty-five pages (or equivalent units) of the source code. Additionally, a page or the equivalent unit that contains the notice (if any)

Derivative computer programs

If revisions occur throughout the program, submit the first and last twenty-five pages of the source code. If revisions do not appear in the first or last twenty-five pages, submit fifty pages of source code containing revised material. In both cases, submit the page of the source code that contains the notice (if any).

If revisions occur throughout the program, submit the first and last twenty-five pages of the source code. If revisions do not appear in the first or last twenty-five pages, submit fifty pages of source code containing revised material. In both cases, submit the page of the source code that contains the notice (if any).

Computer programs that contain trade secrets

See Section 1509.1 (F) (4)

See Section 1509.1 (F) (4)

Computer programs fixed in CD- ROM format

One complete copy of the CD- ROM package and identifying portions of the source code for the program

One complete copy of the CD- ROM package and identifying portions of the source code for the program

Computer screen displays

See Section 1509.1 (F) (6)

See Section 1509.1 (F) (6)

User manuals and other documentation for a computer program

See Section 1509.1 (F) (7)

See Section 1509.1 (F) (7)


Databases



Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Databases fixed in CD-ROM

One complete copy of the CD- ROM package

One complete copy of the CD- ROM package

Single-file databases

One copy of the first and last twenty-five pages or equivalent units of the database, together with a copy of the notice (if any) and a statement confirming that the work is a single-file database that does not require a descriptive statement

One copy of the first and last twenty-five pages or equivalent units of the database, together with a copy of the notice (if any) and a statement confirming that the work is a single-file database that does not require a descriptive statement

Multi-file databases

Fifty complete data records from each data file or the entire data file (whichever is less), together with a copy of the notice (if any), and a descriptive statement that contains the information set forth in Chapter 1100, Section 1112.7 (C), and that clearly identifies the creative authorship in the selection, coordination, and/or arrangement of the database

Fifty complete data records from each data file or the entire data file (whichever is less), together with a copy of the notice (if any), and a descriptive statement that contains the information set forth in Chapter 1100, Section 1112.7 (C), and that clearly identifies the creative authorship in the selection, coordination, and/or arrangement of the database

Revised single file databases

Fifty representative pages or data records that were added to or modified in the specific version of the database that the applicant intends to register, together with a copy of the notice (if any) and a statement confirming that the work is a single-file database that does not require a descriptive statement

Fifty representative pages or data records that were added to or modified in the specific version of the database that the applicant intends to register, together with a copy of the notice (if any) and a statement confirming that the work is a single-file database that does not require a descriptive statement


Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Revised multi-file databases

Fifty representative pages or data records that were added to or modified in the specific version of the database that the applicant intends to register, together with a copy of the notice (if any), and a descriptive statement that contains the information set forth in Chapter 1100, Section 1112.7 (C), and that clearly identifies the new authorship in the selection, coordination, and/or arrangement of the revised database

Fifty representative pages or data records that were added to or modified in the specific version of the database that the applicant intends to register, together with a copy of the notice (if any), and a descriptive statement that contains the information set forth in Chapter 1100, Section 1112.7 (C), and that clearly identifies the new authorship in the selection, coordination, and/or arrangement of the revised database

Databases consisting predominantly of photographs

See Section 1509.1(G)(3)

See Section 1509.1(G)(3)


Instructional Works and Tests



Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Instructional works, such as cookbooks and user manuals that are not listed below

Two complete copies of the best edition of the work

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content

Instructions for needlework or craft kits

One complete copy of the best edition of the work

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content

Tests and answer material for tests

See Section 1509.1(J)

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content

Secure tests

Copyright Registration for Secure Tests and Test Items (Circular 64)

Copyright Registration for Secure Tests and Test Items (Circular 64)



Other Types of Literary Works



Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Book jackets

One complete copy of the best edition of the jacket

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content

Lectures, sermons, speeches, and addresses

When published individually, one complete copy of the best edition of the work

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content

Literary works fixed on phonorecords

One complete phonorecord containing the best edition of the work

One complete phonorecord representing the entire copyrightable content

Two-dimensional games

One complete copy of the best edition of the game

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content

Games reproduced in three- dimensional objects

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content (unless the game consists of multiple parts that are packaged and published in container larger than twelve by twenty-four by six inches, in which case the applicant may submit one complete copy of the best edition in lieu of identifying material)

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Literary works fixed in a CD- ROM

See Section 1509.1(H)

See Section 1509.1(H)

Multimedia kits

One complete copy of the best edition of the kit

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content



Group Registration Options



Nature of the Works

Published

Unpublished

Group registration of unpublished works

n/a

See Chapter 1100, Section 1106.4

Group registration of serials

See Chapter 1100, Section 1107.5

n/a

Group registration of newspapers

See Chapter 1100, Section 1108.5

n/a

Group registration of newsletters

See Chapter 1100, Section 1109.5

n/a

Group registration of contributions to periodicals

See Chapter 1100, Section 1110.5

n/a

Group registration of short online literary works

See Chapter 1100, Section 1111.6

n/a

Group registration of database updates or revisions

See Chapter 1100, Section 1112.7

See Chapter 1100, Section 1112.7