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2143 Renewal Registration Not Appropriate for Restored Copyrights

2143 Renewal Registration Not Appropriate for Restored Copyrights


To be eligible for renewal term registration, a work must have secured statutory protection by first publication with the statutory or U.C.C. notice (or soon thereafter by ad interim registration), or by registration as an unpublished work, and continued to meet all statutory requirements to maintain copyright through the full original term and into the renewal term. Therefore, a work that failed to secure copyright in the United States at the time of first publication, or lost it at any time during the original or renewal terms, is not eligible for renewal registration, even when copyright was restored in the United States under the provisions of the URAA.