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2115.5 (E) (1) Personal Works

 

2115.5 (E) (1) Personal Works

 

Examples of acceptable statements for personal works include:

 

• For an author: “Author.”

 

• For a widower or widow: “Widower (or widow) of the deceased author (name of author).”

 

• For a child: “Child of the deceased author (name of author).”

 

• For an executor named in the author’s will: “Executor of the deceased author (name of author).”

 

• For an administrator c.t.a. (or d.b.n.c.t.a.) for the deceased author’s estate: “Administrator c.t.a. (or administrator d.b.n.c.t.a.) for the estate of the deceased author (name of author).”

 

• For a next of kin: “Next of kin of the deceased author (author’s name), there being no will.”

 

NOTE: In exceptional cases, the U.S. Copyright Office may accept other basis of claim statements for personal works when the statement appears to be accurate and to comply with the intent of the law.