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

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1511.8 (F) Motion Pictures

1511.8 (F) Motion Pictures

To satisfy the mandatory deposit requirement for a motion picture, a party may submit one complete copy of the work together with a separate description of its contents, such as a continuity, pressbook, or synopsis. 37 C.F.R. § 202.19 (D) (2)(ii).

If the copyright owner or the owner of the exclusive right of publication has signed the Motion Picture Agreement, the Office may return the deposit copy to that party upon request. For information concerning this procedure, see Section 1509.2 (F) (4).

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