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2309.3 Benefits of Recording Transfers and Other Documents Pertaining to Copyright

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).