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618.7 (D) Examples for Asserting a Claim to Copyright in a Collective Work and / or a Contribution to a Collective Work

 

618.7 (D) Examples for Asserting a Claim to Copyright in a Collective Work and / or a Contribution to a Collective Work

 

This Section provides representative examples for completing the Author Created field in an online application for a collective work and/or a contribution to a collective work (including a single issue of a serial publication).

 

Examples:

 

• Claim in collective work. An application is submitted for an anthology titled Fierce. Pride Publishers intends to register the authorship involved in selecting, coordinating, and arranging the text, photographs, artwork, and other contributions that appear in this anthology, but does not intend to register the contributions themselves.

 

Type of work: Literary work.

Title of work being registered: Fierce. Name of Author: Pride Publishers.

Work made for hire: Yes.

Author Created/Other: Compilation of text, photographs, and artwork.

 

• Claim in collective work and contributions to the collective work. HealthNet, Inc., created the newest issue of a journal titled Fitness, which contains hundreds of articles. HealthNet’s employees created all of the content that appears in this journal. The company intends to register the collective work authorship involved in creating the journal as a whole, as well as the individual articles contained therein.

 

Type of work: Single serial issue.

Title of work being registered: Fitness, Vol. 7, No. 77, Spring 2014.

Name of Author: HealthNet, Inc.

Work made for hire: Yes.

Author Created: Collective Work Authorship and Component Work(s) authored or fully owned by the Collective Work Author.

 

• Claim in collective work and contributions to the collective work. American Wildlife published a coffee table book titled Fauna that contains text, photographs, and maps. American Wildlife LLC selected and arranged all of the content that appears in the book. Most of the content was created by the company’s employees. The rest of the content was created by freelancers who assigned the copyright in their respective contributions to the company. American Wildlife submits an application to register the coffee table book as a whole, together with the individual contributions created by its employees and the freelancers.

Content created by American Wildlife employees: Type of work: Literary work.

Title of work being registered: Fauna.

Contents Title (Optional): [Titles of contributions created by

American Wildlife’s employees].

Name of Author: American Wildlife LLC

Work made for hire: Yes.

Author Created: Text, photograph(s)

Author Created/Other: Maps, compilation of text, photographs, and maps.

Name of Claimant: American Wildlife LLC.

Content created by freelance writers:

 

Name of Author (Optional): [Name of freelance writer].

 

Work made for hire: No.

Author Created/Other (Optional): [Title of the contribution created by the freelance writer; repeat for contributions created by other freelance writers].

Name of Claimant: American Wildlife LLC.

Transfer statement: “By written agreement with all contributors,” “by written agreement(s) with individual contributors not named on the application/certificate,” or the like.

 

• Claim in a single issue of a serial publication (including both the collective work and the contributions to the collective work). McCallister & Co. publishes Driven magazine four times a year. The publisher intends to register the authorship involved in selecting, coordinating, and arranging the content that appears in the latest issue. It also intends to register the individual articles, photographs, and other content created by its employees. The publisher does not intend to register content created and owned by third parties, such as the advertisements or content by freelance writers or photographers.

 

Type of work: Single serial issue.

Title of work being registered: Driven, Vol. 12, Issue 2, Winter 2012.

Name of Author: McCallister & Co.

 

Work made for hire: Yes.

Author Created: Collective Work Authorship and Component Work(s) authored or fully owned by the Collective Work Author.

 

Limitation of Claim / Material Excluded / Other: Content created and owned by third parties.

 

Limitation of Claim / New Material Included / Other: Collective Work Authorship and Component Work(s) authored or fully owned by the Collective Work Author.

 

• Claim in a single issue of a serial publication (including both the collective work and the contributions to the collective work). Horologiste S.A. publishes a monthly magazine titled Chronometrics. The publisher’s employees create most of the articles, photographs, and other content that appears within each issue, as well as the coordination and arrangement of the issue as a whole. The March 2016 issue contains articles by a several freelance writers who assigned the copyright in their respective contributions to the publisher. Horologiste intends to register the compilation authorship involved in creating the March 2016 issue, as well as the individual contributions created by its employees and the freelance writers.

 

Content created by Horologiste employees:

 

Type of work: Single serial issue.

Title of work being registered: Chronometrics. Issue date on copies: March 2016

Name of Author: Horologiste S.A.

Work made for hire: Yes.

Author Created: Collective Work Authorship and Component Work(s) authored or fully owned by the Collective Work Author

 

Name of Claimant: Horologiste S.A.

 

Content created by freelance writers:

 

Author Created: Collective Work Authorship and Component Work(s) authored or fully owned by the Collective Work Author Name of Claimant: Horologiste S.A.

Transfer statement: By written agreement(s) with individual contributors not named on the application/certificate.

 

• Claim in a contribution to a collective work. Al Thomas intends to register his article “A Sneak Peek at the Breitling Navitimer,” which was published on page 16 of the March 2016 issue of Chronometrics magazine. He does not intend to register the magazine as a whole.

 

Type of work: Literary work.

Title of work being registered: “A Sneak Peek at the Breitling Navitimer”

Title of larger work: Chronometrics (March 2016, p. 16).

Name of Author: Al Thomas.

Work made for hire: No.

Author Created: Text.