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1509.2 (A) (2) (D) Musical Works Published Solely in Motion Pictures

1509.2 (A) (2) (D) Musical Works Published Solely in Motion Pictures


If the musical work was published in the United States or a foreign country solely in a motion picture, the applicant may submit identifying material instead of submitting a copy of the actual motion picture. Specifically, the applicant may submit the following:


• A transcription of the entire musical work; or


• A reproduction of the entire musical work on a phonorecord, and photographs or other reproductions from the motion picture showing the title of the motion picture, the credits for the soundtrack, and the copyright notice for the soundtrack (if any).


See 37 C.F.R. §§ 202.20 (C) (2) (I) (I), 202.20 (C) (2)(xii), 202.21 (F).