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2302 The Recordation Section

 

2302 The Recordation Section

 

The U.S. Copyright Office is a federally designated agency of record that is authorized by law to maintain official records relating to copyright, including transfers of copyright ownership, notices of termination, and other documents pertaining to copyright.

 

The Recordation Section is responsible for examining and recording documents that are filed with the Office under Sections 203, 205, 302, 304, 903, and 1320 of the Copyright Act. The Recordation Section is part of the Office of Public Records and Repositories. Among its other responsibilities, this Office is responsible for recording interim designation of agents that are filed under Section 512 (C) (2) of the Copyright Act.

 

17 U.S.C. §§ 203 (A) (4), 205 (A), 302 (C), 302 (D), 304 (C) (4) (A), 304 (D) (1), 512 (C) (2), 903 (C), 1320 (D).