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304 Eligibility

304 Eligibility


The U.S. Copyright Office may register a work of authorship if it is eligible for copyright protection in the United States. All U.S. works – both published and unpublished – created on or after January 1, 1978, are eligible for U.S. copyright protection. 17 U.S.C. § 104 (A), (B). Additionally, all unpublished foreign works and most published foreign works are eligible for U.S. copyright protection. Id. For more information on the eligibility requirements for published foreign works, see Chapter 2000, Section 2003.

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