2309.2 What Is a Document Pertaining to Copyright?
A document pertaining to copyright is a document that has a direct or indirect relationship to the existence, scope, duration, or identification of a copyright, or a direct or indirect relationship to the ownership, division, allocation, licensing, transfer, or exercise of rights under a copyright. These relationships may be past, present, future, or potential.
• Nonexclusive licenses.
• Powers of attorney.
• Bankruptcy decrees.
• Certificates of change of corporate title.
• Statements regarding a change of address.
If a document does not appear to have any direct or indirect relationship to a copyright claim, the recordation specialist may communicate with the remitter and may refuse to record the document.
• A bill of lading referring to a shipment of motion pictures.
• An assignment of rights in a patent or trademark.