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

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612.7 (G) Multiple Dates of Publication

612.7 (G) Multiple Dates of Publication

As a general rule, the applicant should provide only one date of publication, namely, the date that the work was published for the first time. In the case of a derivative work, the applicant should provide the date of publication for the new derivative authorship being registered.

If the applicant provides multiple publication dates, the registration specialist will communicate with the applicant to determine the date of first publication for the work described in the application.

By contrast, the applicant may be asked to provide a range of dates when completing an application for a group registration, such as a group of published photographs. For a discussion of group registration options, see Chapter 1100.

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