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Chapter 2100
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Chapter 2400

Compendium Chapters

 

Compendium Chapters

 

The Compendium’s chapter scheme addresses the following key areas:

 

• Background on U.S. Copyright Office and general copyright law (Chapter 100).

 

• Overview of the registration process (Chapter 200).

 

• What is copyrightable (Chapter 300).

 

• Who may file an application for copyright registration, and distinguishing between applicants, claimants, and correspondents (Chapter 400).

 

• What may be or is covered by a registration and legal concepts relating to the authorship and ownership of joint works, works made for hire, derivative works, compilations, and collective works (Chapter 500).

 

• How to complete an application, including general categories of works and standards for examination (Chapter 600).

 

• Guidance regarding the copyrightability and registrability of literary works, works of the performing arts, and visual art works (Chapters 700, 800, and 900).

 

• Guidance regarding the copyrightability and registrability of websites and website content (Chapter 1000).

 

• When and how to register multiple works with one application, one filing fee, and one set of deposit copies (Chapter 1100).

 

• When and how to register mask works and vessel designs (Chapters 1200 and 1300).

 

• Types of applications and filing fees (Chapter 1400).

 

• Identifying and filing proper deposit copies for registration and mandatory deposit (Chapter 1500).

 

• Conditions for, benefits of, and processes for preregistration (Chapter 1600).

 

• How to request reconsideration of a refusal of a registration (Chapter 1700).

 

• How to modify a registration record, such as correcting or amplifying the information in a certificate of registration, cancelling a copyright registration, or asserting an adverse claim to copyright (Chapter 1800).

 

• Guidance on the meaning of publication and how to determine if a work is published (Chapter 1900).

 

• Registering a foreign work (Chapter 2000).

 

• How to seek a renewal registration for works first published or registered before January 1, 1978 (Chapter 2100).

 

• Copyright notice and the works that are subject to the notice requirement (Chapter 2200).

 

• Recording documents related to copyright ownership, notices of termination, and other documents that the Office records under Title 17 (Chapter 2300).

 

• Accessing and obtaining Office records and other Office services (Chapter 2400).