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1509.2(J) Registration Deposit Requirements for Works of the Performing Arts: At a Glance

1509.2(J) Registration Deposit Requirements for Works of the Performing Arts: At a Glance


The following charts provide a brief summary of the deposit requirements for various types of works of the performing arts. For a detailed discussion of these requirements, see Sections 1509.2 (A) through 1509.2 (I) 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Unpublished

Unpublished works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 or phonorecord representing the entire copyrightable content

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

Two complete copies or phonorecords 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 or phonorecords 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 on or after 3/1/89 that are not listed below

Two complete copies or phonorecords containing 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 or phonorecord 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 that are not listed below

One complete copy or phonorecord 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


Musical Works



Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Unpublished musical works

n/a

One complete copy or phonorecord representing the entire copyrightable content

Musical works published only in printed copies

One complete copy of the best edition of the work

n/a

Musical works published only in phonorecords

One complete phonorecord of the published work

n/a

Musical works published in printed copies and phonorecords before the work was submitted for registration

One complete copy of the best edition of the printed work


Musical works published only in motion pictures

See Section 1509.2 (A) (2) (D)

n/a


Sound Recordings



Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Unpublished sound recordings

n/a

One complete phonorecord representing the entire copyrightable content

Sound recordings published solely in hard copy format

Two complete phonorecords containing the best edition of the work in hard copy format

n/a

Sound recordings published in hard copy and electronic format before the work was submitted for registration

Two complete phonorecords containing the best edition of the work in hard copy format

n/a

Sound recordings published solely in electronic format

One complete phonorecord of the published work

n/a


Dramatic Works



Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Dramatic works fixed in visually perceptible copies

Two complete copies of the best edition of the work

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content

Dramatic works fixed in phonorecords

One complete phonorecord of the best edition of the work

One complete phonorecord representing the entire copyrightable content

Dramatic works fixed in motion pictures

See Section 1509.2 (C) (2)

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content

Dramatic works published solely in electronic format

See Sections 1507.2 and 1509.2 (C) (2)

n/a


Choreographic Works and Pantomimes



Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Choreographic works fixed in printed copies

Two complete copies of the best edition of the printed work

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content

Choreographic works fixed in motion pictures

One complete copy of the best edition of the motion picture

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content

Pantomimes fixed in printed copies

Two complete copies of the best edition of the printed work

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content

Pantomimes fixed in motion pictures

One complete copy of the best edition of the motion picture

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content

Choreographic works or pantomimes published solely in electronic format

See Sections 1507.2 and 1509.2 (D) (2)

n/a


Audiovisual Works



Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Computer screen displays

See Section 1509.1 (F) (6)

See Section 1509.1 (F) (6)

Audiovisual works fixed in a CD- ROM

One complete copy of the entire CD-ROM package

One complete copy of the entire CD-ROM package

Audiovisual works fixed in machine-readable copies other than a CD-ROM (e.g., arcade videogames)

Identifying material consisting of a videotape or a series of photographs depicting representative portions of the work together with a separate synopsis of the work

Identifying material consisting of a videotape or a series of photographs or drawings depicting representative portions of the work together with a separate synopsis of the work

Audiovisual works fixed in multimedia kits

One complete copy of the best edition of the kit

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content


Motion Pictures



Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Motion pictures

See Section 1509.2 (F) (1)

One complete copy of the work and a separate written description, or in the alternative, identifying material and a separate written description containing the information set forth in Section 1509.2 (F) (2)

Motion pictures published solely in electronic format

See Section 1507.2

n/a


Group Registration Options



Nature of the Works

Published

Unpublished

Group registration of unpublished works

n/a

See Chapter 1100, Section 1106.4


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