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1511.7 (D) Certificate of Receipt

1511.7 (D) Certificate of Receipt

Upon request, the Office will issue a certificate of receipt for copies or phonorecords that are submitted for the purpose of mandatory deposit, provided that the request is made at the time of the deposit. Thereafter, the Office will issue a certificate of receipt only if the request is made by the party that is identified in the Office’s records as the party that submitted the copies or phonorecords. The certificate will provide the following information:

• The depositor.

• The work deposited.

• The nature and format of the copy or phonorecord deposited.

• The date of receipt.

17 U.S.C. § 407 (B); 37 C.F.R. § 202.19 (F) (3).

In all cases, the request for a certificate of receipt must be made in writing and must be accompanied by the appropriate fee, which is set forth in the Office’s fee schedule under the heading “Issuance of a receipt for a section 407 deposit.”

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