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2309.2 What Is a Document Pertaining to Copyright?

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.


Examples:


• Nonexclusive licenses.


• Wills.


• Powers of attorney.


• Affidavits.


• Declarations.


• 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.


Example:


• A bill of lading referring to a shipment of motion pictures.


• An assignment of rights in a patent or trademark.