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

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Chapter 1500
Chapter 1600
Chapter 1700
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Chapter 2100
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301 What This Chapter Covers


301 What This Chapter Covers

This Chapter discusses the U.S. Copyright Office’s practices and procedures for evaluating copyrightable authorship. For guidance on practices and procedures relating to specific types of works, see the following Chapters:


• For a general overview of the registration process, see Chapter 200.


• For guidance in determining who may file an application and who may be named as the copyright claimant, see Chapter 400.


• For guidance in identifying the work that will be submitted for registration, see Chapter 500.


• For guidance in completing the application, see Chapter 600.


• For a discussion of literary works, see Chapter 700.


• For a discussion of works of the performing arts, see Chapter 800.


• For a discussion of visual art works, see Chapter 900.


• For a discussion of websites and website content, see Chapter 1000.


• For a discussion of the options for registering certain groups of works, see Chapter 1100.


• For a discussion of renewal registrations, see Chapter 2100.


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