Compendium of U.S. Copyright Practices, 3rd Edition

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2115.4 Author Information

2115.4 Author Information

This space of Form RE identifies the party(ies) who created, or caused to be created, the work or material claimed. When the party is a person who created the work in his or her personal capacity, the party is referred to as an individual author. When the party is an organization or an employer, the party is referred to as a proprietary author, and the work is considered to be a proprietary work.

In addition to identifying the author, this space of Form RE provides information regarding an author’s nationality and domicile, year of death, and contribution to certain classes of works when this information is required to make a complete and accurate renewal registration record.12

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