Compendium of U.S. Copyright Practices, 3rd Edition

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1509.2 (E) (1) Audiovisual Works Fixed in a CD-ROM

1509.2 (E) (1) Audiovisual Works Fixed in a CD-ROM

To register an audiovisual work that is fixed in a CD-ROM the applicant must submit one complete copy of the entire CD-ROM package, “including a complete copy of any accompanying operating software and instructional manual ” 37 C.F.R. §

202.20 (C) (2)(xix) (A).

A complete copy of a published CD-ROM package includes all the elements comprising the applicable unit of publication, “including elements that if considered separately would not be copyrightable subject matter or could be the subject of a separate

registration.” Id.

If a member of the Registration Program is unable to view the CD-ROM using standard Office equipment, the Office may accept alternative deposit materials under a grant of special relief (in addition to the complete CD-ROM package). See id. § 202.20 (C) (2)(xix) (B).

If the work has been fixed in any other medium of expression, the applicant should refer to Section 1509.2 (E) (2).

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