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1511.8(J) Architectural Works

1511.8(J) Architectural Works

To satisfy the mandatory deposit requirement for an architectural work, the copyright owner or owner of the exclusive right of publication should submit presentation drawings in their most finished form. 37 C.F.R. § 202.19 (D) (2)(viii).

The Library of Congress prefers drawings comprised of the following material listed in descending order of preference:

• Original format, or best quality form of reproduction, including offset or silk screen printing.

• Xerographic or photographic copies on good quality paper.

• Positive photostat or photodirect positive.

• Blue line copies (diazo or ozalid process).

The owner may also submit 8 x 10 inch photographs that clearly show several exterior and interior views of the architectural work.

In all cases, the deposit should disclose the name(s) of the architect(s) and draftsperson(s), as well as the building site.

See 37 C.F.R. § 202.19 (D) (2)(viii).

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