2005.3 Domicile or First Publication in the Territorial Areas of the United States
Domicile or first publication in any of the territorial areas under the jurisdiction of the U.S. government – other than the several states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the organized territories – does not confer eligibility for registration. Such areas include the unorganized territories, the trust territories, and other possessions of the United States. However, works by domiciliaries of, or works first published in, these areas may be eligible on the basis of the nationality of the author. Since U.S. nationals include persons born in the outlying possessions of the United States, eligibility in such cases may be conferred on that basis.