1509.2 (F) (3) Motion Pictures Contained in Formats That Cannot Be Viewed by the U.S. Copyright Office
The U.S. Copyright Office may not have equipment needed to examine a motion picture for copyrightable authorship. If so, the registration specialist may ask the applicant to resubmit the work in a different format.
Alternatively, the specialist may proceed with his or her examination without requesting a viewable copy of the motion picture, provided that (I) the applicant submitted a separate written description of the work, such as a continuity, pressbook, synopsis, or the final shooting script, and (ii) the written description sufficiently identifies the copyrightable material in the work, and includes the following information:
• The continuing title of the work and the episode title (if any);
• The nature and general content of the program and its dialog or narration (if any);
• The running time; and
• All credits appearing on the work, including the copyright notice (if any).
37 C.F.R. § 202.21 (G).