Compendium of U.S. Copyright Practices, 3rd Edition

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2409.2 (D) (1) Deposit Copy(ies) and Identifying Material

2409.2 (D) (1) Deposit Copy(ies) and Identifying Material

A certification for the deposit copy(ies) or identifying material for a registered or refused claim typically contains the following information:

• A copy or phonorecord of the deposit or the portion of the deposit specified in the request.

• A certified statement that identifies the title of the work and the registration number (if any).

• The signature of the Register of Copyrights.

• The official seal of the U.S. Copyright Office.

• The date of the certification.

In some cases, the certification may also contain the following information:

• A copy of the page or surface bearing any visually perceptible copyright notice that appears on the deposit.

• A copy of any page or surface bearing the registration number or the date that the deposit was received by the Office.

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