Copyright Application Requirements
Representative information required by the U.S. Copyright Office is listed below.
(1) Name and address of copyright claimant.
(2) Name and nationality or domicile of the author(s). If one or more of the authors is dead, the dates of their death.
(3) If the work is anonymous or pseudonymous, just the nationality or domicile of the author(s).
(4) Statement whether the work is made for hire.
(5) If the copyright claimant is not the author, a brief statement of how the claimant obtained ownership of the copyright.
(6) Title of the work, together with any previous or alternative titles for identification.
(7) Year in which creation of the work was completed.
(8) If the work has been published, the date and nation of its first publication.
(9) In the case of a compilation or derivative work, an identification of any preexisting work(s) that it is based on or incorporates, and a brief, general statement of the additional material covered by the copyright claim being registered.
(10) In the case of a published work containing material of which copies are required to be manufactured in the United States, the names of the persons or organizations who performed the processes, and the places where performed.
(11) Any other information regarded by the Registrar of Copyrights as bearing upon the preparation or identification of the work or the existence, ownership, or duration of the copyright.
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