621.9 (E) Uncopyrightable Material Claimed in the New Material Included Field or Space 6 (B)
The authorship that is claimed in the New Material Included field or space 6 (B) must be copyrightable. If the applicant asserts a claim in uncopyrightable material, the U.S. Copyright Office may ask for permission to remove that claim from the application, or in appropriate cases, may add an annotation to clarify that the registration does not cover that element. If the claim appears to be limited to the uncopyrightable material, or if there appears to be no other basis for asserting a valid claim in the work, the Office will refuse registration.