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613.10 (B) (1) (A) Minor Variances

613.10 (B) (1) (A) Minor Variances


If there is a minor variance between the name listed in the application and the name found on the deposit copy(ies), and if both names clearly refer to the same person, the registration specialist may register the claim without communicating with the applicant and without annotating the certificate of registration. The name that appears on the deposit copy(ies) may be added to the online public record if it is likely that a person searching the U.S. Copyright Office’s records may use that name to locate the work.


Examples:


• An application for a painting names “Margaret Duncan” as the author, but the name that appears on the canvas is “Peggy Duncan.” The registration specialist will register the claim without communicating with the applicant, and may add the name that appears on the deposit to the online public record.


• Liliana Sophia Monroe submits an application to register a poem. Liliana names herself as the author, but the deposit copy states that the work was “written by Lily Monroe.” The registration specialist will register the claim without communicating with the applicant, and may add the name that appears on the deposit to the online public record.


• John Smith submits an application to register a mash-up video and names himself as the author, but the deposit copy states that the work was “produced by Johnny Smythe.” The registration specialist will register the claim without communicating with the applicant, and may add the name that appears on the deposit to the online public record.


• Bob Walters submits an application to register a song. Bob names himself as the author, but the deposit copy states that the work is “a Buck Walters ballad.” The registration specialist will register the claim because Buck Walters appears to be the author’s nickname. In addition, the specialist may add the name that appears on the copy to the online public record.

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