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802.9 (D) The Author Created Field and the Nature of Authorship Space

 

802.9 (D) The Author Created Field and the Nature of Authorship Space

 

When completing an online application, the applicant should identify the copyrightable authorship that the applicant intends to register on the Authors screen in the field marked Author Created. When completing a paper application, the applicant should provide this information on space 2 of the application under the heading Nature of Authorship.

 

In all cases, the applicant should clearly and accurately describe the authorship that each author contributed and should only refer to the material submitted in the deposit copy(ies). When completing an online application, the applicant may use one or more of the following terms:

 

• Music

 

• Lyrics

 

• Text

 

• Musical Arrangement

 

Other acceptable terms may be provided in the Author Created/Other field, such as “melody” (for a single line) or “song” (for lyrics and music).

 

These terms also may be used when completing the Nature of Authorship space on Form PA.

 

For additional guidance in completing this portion of the application, see Chapter 600, Section 618.