Include underscores between each element of the file name, but leave out the hyphen in the middle of the ISSN number. All the issues must be published within the same calendar month and bear issue dates within that month regardless of whether the paper was published on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or some other schedule. Each issue must be fixed and distributed as a discrete, self-contained collective work described below , and the claim in each issue must be limited to the collective work.
A newspaper may satisfy this requirement if the issue as a whole is fixed in a tangible medium of expression, and if the content of each issue does not change once it has been distributed. Collective Work Authorship As mentioned above , the newspaper must be a collective work, and the claim in each issue must be limited to the collective work.
The author and claimant for each issue must be the same person or organization, and each issue must be a work made for hire.
To ease this transition, the Office will let applicants submit a copy of each issue on microfilm on a voluntary basis, in addition to submitting the required PDF files discussed above. This option cannot be used to register any other type of work. A newspaper contains a broad range of news on all subjects and activities, and is not limited to any specific subject matter. Toggle navigation. The shipping slip should be included in the package containing the microfilm and sent to the following address:.
The PDF files must be viewable and searchable, and they must be free of any access restrictions, such as password protection, watermarks, or other Digital Rights Management DRM. Microfilm permitted but not required The Copyright Office recognizes that some publishers may need time to develop internal procedures and quality assurance testing to ensure that their digital submissions contain a complete copy of each issue.
Copyright Office Attn: The Office will accept microfilm until December 31, 2019. Who is the author of a work made for hire? Copyright Office with one application and one filing fee, if the following conditions have been met:. Specifically, the issues may be submitted on 35 mm silver halide microfilm.
But in the case of a work made for hire, the author is the employer of the person s who created the work, or the party that ordered or commissioned that work.
On the publication screen, select a number between 1 and 31 to identify the number of issues that will be included in your submission. As discussed below , you must submit one complete copy of the final edition of each issue in the group. If necessary, the files may be compressed to comply with this requirement, but you should not submit them in a compressed file, such as a.
ISSN Center, as discussed below. The Copyright Office recognizes that some publishers may need time to develop internal procedures and quality assurance testing to ensure that their digital submissions contain a complete copy of each issue. The applicant must identify the earliest and latest date that the issues were published.