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

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2115.5 (E) (2) Proprietary Works

2115.5 (E) (2) Proprietary Works

Examples of acceptable statements for proprietary works include:

• If the work is a work made for hire: “Proprietor of copyright in a work made for hire.”

• If the work is a composite work: “Proprietor of copyright in a composite work.”

• If the work is a posthumous work: “Proprietor of copyright in a posthumous work.”

• If the work was created by a corporate body under certain exceptional circumstances: “Proprietor of copyright in a work copyrighted by a corporate body, otherwise than as an assignee or licensee.” As discussed in Section 2115.5 (C) (2), this basis of claim is appropriate only in very limited circumstances.

NOTE: In exceptional cases, the U.S. Copyright Office may accept other basis of claim statements for proprietary works when the statement appears to be accurate and to comply with the intent of the law. Cadence Industries Corp. v. Ringer, 450 F. Supp. 59, 64 (S.D.N.Y. 1978).

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