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2309.7 Recordation Requirements for Transfers and Other Documents Pertaining to Copyright

2309.7 Recordation Requirements for Transfers and Other Documents Pertaining to Copyright


A transfer of copyright ownership or other document pertaining to copyright may be recorded with the U.S. Copyright Office, provided that the following requirements have been met:


• The document is legible.


• The document is complete.


• The document bears the actual signature or signatures of the person or persons who executed it, or in the case of a signed document that has been scanned or photocopied, the document is accompanied by a sworn certification or an official certification confirming that the reproduction is a true copy of the original, signed document.


• The document is submitted together with the correct filing fee.


If a transfer or other document pertaining to copyright does not comply with these requirements, the recordation specialist may communicate with the remitter or may refuse to record the document.


The legibility, completeness, signature, and filing fee requirements are discussed in more detail in Sections 2309.8 through 2309.11 below.