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1806 Abandonment

1806 Abandonment


A basic registration cannot be abandoned with a supplementary registration or an application for a new basic registration. However, the U.S. Copyright Office may record an affidavit, a declaration, a statement, or any other document purporting to abandon a copyright or any of the exclusive rights granted to copyright owners under Sections 106 or 106A of the Copyright Act. For a discussion of this procedure, see Chapter 2300, Section 2311.