Compendium of U.S. Copyright Practices, 3rd Edition

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802.9 (E) (3) Rap

802.9 (E) (3) Rap

When an applicant describes the author’s contributions to a work as “rap,” that term generally is interpreted to mean that the author(s) contributed lyrics, unless information in the registration materials suggests that the applicant intended to register a claim in sound recording authorship. To clearly describe the musical authorship in a rap, the applicant should use terms such as “lyrics” and/or “music.”

For guidance in registering rap authorship as a sound recording, see Section 803.9 (D) (3).

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