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1509.3 (F) Registration Deposit Requirements for Visual Arts Works: At a Glance

1509.3 (F) Registration Deposit Requirements for Visual Arts Works: At a Glance


The following charts provide a brief summary of the deposit requirements for various types of visual arts works. For a detailed discussion of these requirements, see Sections 1509.3 (A) through 1509.3 (E) 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.


Two-Dimensional Visual Arts Works



Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Unpublished works

n/a

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Pictorial or graphic works (e.g., artwork, drawings, illustrations, paintings, posters, photographs, prints, brochures, exhibition catalogs) first published in the United States before 1/1/1978

Two complete copies of the work as first published

n/a

Pictorial or graphic works first published in the United States between 1/1/1978 and 3/1/1989 that are not listed below

Two complete copies of the best edition of the work (including the copyright notice for the first published edition)

n/a

Pictorial or graphic works first published in the United States after 3/1/1989 that are not listed below

Two complete copies of 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 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

One complete copy 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


Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

“Limited edition” works published in quantities of five copies or fewer, or published in 300 numbered copies or fewer where the copyright is owned by an individual author

One complete copy of the best edition of the work or identifying material

n/a

Blueprints, architectural drawings, mechanical drawings, diagrams

One complete copy of the best edition of the work

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Two-dimensional maps or cartographic material

Two complete copies of the best edition of the work. If published in a CD-ROM, one complete copy of the CD-ROM package. If published in machine-readable format other than a CD-ROM, identifying material.

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Artwork reproduced only in fabric, wallpaper, carpeting, floor tile, wrapping paper, or other similar sheet-like materials

One complete copy in the form of an actual swatch or piece of such material sufficient to show all elements of the work in which copyright is claimed, and the copyright notice (if any)

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Greetings cards, picture postcards, stationery

One complete copy of the best edition of the work

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Calendars

One complete copy of the best edition of the work

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Two-dimensional fabric emblems or patches, decals or heat transfers (not applied to clothing), bumper stickers, campaign buttons

One complete copy of the best edition of the work

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Two-dimensional games

One complete copy of the best edition of the work

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content


Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Patterns, cross-stitch graphs, stitchery brochures, needlework, and craft kits

One complete copy of the best edition of the work

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Commercial prints, labels, or other advertising matter (e.g., flyer, label, brochure, or catalog used in connection with sale of goods or services)

One complete copy of the best edition of the work

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Commercial prints, labels, or other advertising matter published in a newspaper or other periodical

One copy of the entire page(s) of the periodical where the work appears

n/a

Commercial prints, labels, or other advertising matter inseparable from three- dimensional object (e.g., silk screen label on a bottle)

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Advertising material published in connection with motion pictures

Two complete copies of the best edition of the work

n/a

Two-dimensional artwork reproduced on three- dimensional containers or holders

Identifying material (or one complete copy of the best edition of the work if the box or container is less than ninety-six inches in any dimension when flattened)

One complete copy or identifying material

Contributions to collective works other than newspapers, such as photographs, drawings, cartoons, and the like

One complete copy of the best edition of the collective work, or a photocopy or other reproduction of the contribution as it was published in the collective work

One complete copy or identifying material

Contributions to newspapers

One complete section containing the contribution or a cut-out of the contribution from the newspaper

One complete copy or identifying material


Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Works fixed only in a CD-ROM

One complete copy of the entire CD-ROM package

One complete copy of the entire CD-ROM package

Pictorial or graphic works fixed only in machine-readable format (other than a CD-ROM)

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Group registration of unpublished works

n/a

See Chapter 1100, Section 1106.4

Group registration of contributions to periodicals

See Chapter 1100, Section 1110.5

n/a

Group registration of photographs

See Chapter 1100, Section 1114.4

See Chapter 1100, Section 1114.4

Group registration of databases that consist predominantly of photographs

See Chapter 1100, Section 1112.7

See Chapter 1100, Section 1112.7


Three-Dimensional Visual Arts Works



Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Unpublished works

n/a

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Published sculptural works (e.g., statues, carvings, ceramics, moldings, constructions, models, maquettes) that are not listed below

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Jewelry

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content (or one complete copy if the work is cast in base metal that is no more than four inches in any dimension)

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content


Nature of the Work

Published

Unpublished

Dolls, toys, stuffed animals, or puppets

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Games that include multiple three-dimensional parts

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content (or one complete copy of the best edition of the work if it is packaged in a box or similar container with flat sides and with dimensions of no more than twelve inches by twenty- four inches by six inches)

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Globes, relief models, or relief maps

One complete copy (including the stand, if any)

One complete copy (including the stand, if any)

Three-dimensional sculptural work (e.g., a collector’s doll, coin, or sculpture) in a box with copyrightable artwork and/or textual material with a claim in sculpture and artwork/text/photograph

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content of the sculptural work and the box (or one complete copy of the box if it is less than ninety-six inches in any dimension when flattened)

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content of the sculptural work and the box (or one complete copy of the box if it is less than ninety-six inches in any dimension when flattened)

Works attached to or embodied in a three-dimensional object

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Identifying material representing the entire copyrightable content

Works fixed or published in or on a useful article that comprises one of the elements of the unit of publication for an educational or instructional kit that also includes a literary work, an audiovisual work, a sound recording, or any combination of such works

One complete copy of the best edition of the work

One complete copy representing the entire copyrightable content


Architectural Works



Nature of Work

Published

Unpublished

Unconstructed buildings

See Section 1509.3(D)

See Section 1509.3(D)

Constructed buildings

See Section 1509.3(D)

See Section 1509.3(D)


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