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

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2116.5 (A) Deposit Requirement

2116.5 (A) Deposit Requirement

The deposit requirement for renewal registration of published works that were not registered for the original term is one complete copy or phonorecord of the work as first published. This requirement applies to U.S. works and works of foreign origin.20

Exception: For information regarding the deposit requirements for renewal claims in contributions first published in a periodical or collection and separate works or elements of authorship in a larger work, see Section 2116.5 (C).

NOTE: The deposit requirement for renewal registration based on the first publication of a work that secured statutory copyright by registration as an unpublished work depends on when the work was first published. See Section 2116.5 (E).

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