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

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804.4 (F) (1) Synopses

804.4 (F) (1) Synopses

A synopsis is a summary of the major plot points and description of the characters in a play or other dramatic work, generally consisting of at least a page or two of text. A registration for a synopsis extends to the text of the synopsis submitted to the U.S.

Copyright Office, but it does not extend to the completed dramatic work or the idea for the dramatic work. For guidance on registering these types of works, see Section 804.8 (B).

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