Copyright Compendium

Search
Filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Chapter 100
Chapter 200
Chapter 300
Chapter 400
Chapter 500
Chapter 600
Chapter 700
Chapter 800
Chapter 900
Chapter 1000
Chapter 1100
Chapter 1200
Chapter 1300
Chapter 1400
Chapter 1500
Chapter 1600
Chapter 1700
Chapter 1800
Chapter 1900
Chapter 2000
Chapter 2100
Chapter 2200
Chapter 2300
Chapter 2400

721.9 (B) Title of the Program

721.9 (B) Title of the Program


The application must provide the title of the computer program. 17 U.S.C. § 409 (6). The title should include the version number or release number (if any) for the specific version of the program that the applicant intends to register. The version number or release number may be provided in the application as follows:


• Advantage Works v. 1.0


• Advantage Works (v. 2.0)


• Advantage Works version 3.5.1


• Advantage Works (release 4.1.1)


When completing an online application, the applicant should provide the title of the program on the Title screen. When completing a paper application, the applicant should provide the title on space 1 of Form TX. For guidance on completing this portion of the application, see Chapter 600, Section 610.


If the applicant does not provide a version number or release number, the registration specialist may add that information to the Title field/space if the number appears on the deposit or elsewhere in the registration materials and if it is clear that the number identifies the specific version that has been submitted for registration. In such cases, the specialists will add an annotation to the record, such as: “Regarding title information: Added by Copyright Office from deposit.” If the title contains multiple version numbers (e.g., Scale Modeler v. 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.50), the specialist may communicate with the applicant if he or she is unable to identify the specific version that the applicant intends to register.