2115.2 (C) Post-Dated Year Date in Copyright Notice
When a work was first published with a year date in the copyright notice that is later than the year of first publication, there may be serious consequences for renewal registration. The U.S. Copyright Office’s action will depend on whether the year date is post-dated by one year or more. For more information about the effect of publication with a post-dated year date in the copyright notice, see U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE, COMPENDIUM OF U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE PRACTICES Chs. 4, 8.2, & Supplementary Practice Nos. 18, 19, 27, 29, 35 & 37 (1st ed. 1973), available at http://copyright.gov/comp3/chap2100/doc/appendixA-noticerequirements.pdf.