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1509.2 (A) (2) (C) Musical Works First Published in a Foreign Country

1509.2 (A) (2) (C) Musical Works First Published in a Foreign Country


If the musical work was first published in a foreign country, and if the work was published in only one format, the applicant should submit one complete copy or phonorecord of the work as published in that format.


If the musical work was first published in a foreign country, and if the work was published in more than one format, the applicant should submit one complete copy or phonorecord of the first published edition. See 37 C.F.R. § 202.20 (C) (1)(iv).


If the musical work was first published in a foreign country, and then subsequently published in the United States, the applicant may submit one complete copy or phonorecord of the edition that was first published in the foreign country. Alternatively, the applicant may submit one complete phonorecord or one complete copy of the “best edition” that was published in the United States, provided that the content of the U.S. edition is identical to the content of the foreign edition. See id. For information concerning the best edition requirement for printed copies of a musical work, see Section 1509.2 (A) (2) (B).