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

803.8 (D) Work Made for Hire Authorship

803.8 (D) Work Made for Hire Authorship


For a sound recording to be made for hire, it must fall within the statutory definition. See 17 U.S.C. § 101 (definition of “work made for hire”). If the applicant states that a sound recording was a work made for hire and if it appears that the work does not fall within the statutory definition, the registration specialist may communicate with the applicant.


For a detailed discussion of works made for hire, see Chapter 500, Section 506.

[convertkit form=2550354]