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624.2 Who May Certify the Application?

624.2 Who May Certify the Application?


The applicant is the party who certifies the certification and submits the application to the U.S. Copyright Office. A Standard Application or a paper application may be certified by any of the following parties:


• The author of the work.


• A person or organization that has obtained all of the rights under copyright from the author.


• An owner of one or more – but less than all – of the exclusive rights in the work.


• A duly authorized agent of any of the foregoing parties.


See 37 C.F.R. § 202.3 (C) (3) (I); Streamlining the Single Application and Clarifying Eligibility Requirements, 83 Fed. Reg. 5227, 5229 (Feb. 6, 2018).

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