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2115.5 (F) Proprietary Work, Vested Owner Is Not the Original Copyright Claimant

2115.5 (F) Proprietary Work, Vested Owner Is Not the Original Copyright Claimant


The right to claim the renewal copyright in a proprietary work flows from the original copyright claimant. Therefore, when the vested owner is not the original copyright claimant in a proprietary work, the U.S. Copyright Office may inquire about when and how the vested owner obtained the right to claim the renewal copyright from the original copyright claimant.

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