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2115.4 (A) (2) Works Made for Hire

 

2115.4 (A) (2) Works Made for Hire

 

The employer for hire should be identified by the employer’s full legal name at the time of creation. If the work is being registered for the first time during the renewal term, the 12 Providing the nationality and domicile for the author of such works represents a policy change that took effect with the amendment of Form RE. 13 This provision represents a change of policy that occurred with the publication of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition. Previously, the U.S. Copyright Office required the legal name of at least one author to establish eligibility. individual who was employed or hired to create the work may be named as the employee if this individual is identified on the deposit copy.