2309.3 Benefits of Recording Transfers and Other Documents Pertaining to Copyright
As discussed in Section 2304.1 (B), some courts have held that a security interest in a registered work must be recorded with the U.S. Copyright Office as a condition for perfecting that interest. As discussed in Section 2304.1 (A), a notice of termination must be recorded with the U.S. Copyright Office in a timely manner in order for the notice to take effect. For additional information concerning security interests and notice of termination, see Sections 2309.3 (E) and 2310.
By contrast, recording a transfer or other document pertaining to copyright is optional, although it does provide certain benefits that are discussed in Sections 2309.3 (A) through 2309.3 (D).