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620.10 (C) Unacceptable Transfer Statements

620.10 (C) Unacceptable Transfer Statements


The U.S. Copyright Office will not accept a transfer statement indicating that the claimant obtained the copyright through an oral agreement; a statement indicating that the claimant does not own all of the rights under copyright that initially belonged to the author; a statement that merely describes the relationship between the author and claimant; or a statement that merely references the material object in which the work has been fixed. Each of these topics is discussed in Sections 620.10 (C) (1) through 620.10 (C) (4) below.