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1802.8 (A) (7) Certification

 

1802.8 (A) (7) Certification

 

An application for supplementary registration may be submitted by an author, a copyright claimant, or an owner of one or more of the exclusive rights in the work, or a duly authorized agent of one of the foregoing persons. 37 C.F.R. § 202.6 (C).

 

Before submitting an online application, the applicant must certify the application by providing the following information on the Certification screen:

 

• The applicant should provide his or her first and last name in the space marked Name of Certifying Individual.

 

• Using the drop down menu marked Submission Authority, the applicant should specify whether he or she is the author, a copyright claimant, or an owner of one or more of the exclusive right(s) in the work.

 

• If the applicant is an authorized agent of the author, a copyright claimant, or an owner of the exclusive right(s), the applicant should select that option from the drop down menu and write the name of the party he or she represents in the field marked “Authorized agent of (name).”

 

The applicant should check the box that reads, “I certify that I am the author, copyright claimant, or owner of exclusive rights, or the authorized agent of the author, copyright claimant, or owner of exclusive rights of this work, that I reviewed the certificate of registration for this work, and that the information given in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge.” There is no need to date the certification; the date will be added automatically when the application is received by the U.S. Copyright Office.

 

By checking this box, the applicant certifies that the information provided in the application is correct to the best of his or her knowledge. In addition, the applicant certifies that he or she reviewed the certificate of registration for the basic registration before the application was submitted. See id. § 202.6 (E) (5).

 

Knowingly making a false representation of a material fact in an application for supplementary registration, or in any written statement filed in connection with the application, is a crime that is punishable under 17 U.S.C. § 506 (E).