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Form TX For A Non-Dramatic Literary Work {TX}

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LINE-BY-LINE INSTRUCTIONSThe Copyright Notice: Before March 1, 1989, the use of copyright notice was mandatory on all published works, and any work first published before that date should have carried a notice. For works first published on and after March 1, 1989, use of the copyright notice is optional. For more information about copyright notice, see Copyright Notice (Circular 3).For Further Information: To speak to a Copyright Office staff member, call (202) 707-3000 or 1-877-476-0778 (toll free). Recorded information is avail-able 24 hours a day. Order forms and other publications from the address in space 9 or call the Forms and Publications Hotline at (202) 707-9100. Access and download circulars, certain forms, and other information from the Copy-right Office website at www.copyright.gov.Title of This Work: Every work submitted for copyright registration must be given a title to identify that particular work. If the copies or pho-norecords of the work bear a title or an identifying phrase that could serve as a title, transcribe that wording completely and exactly on the application. Indexing of the registration and future identification of the work will depend on the information you give here.Previous or Alternative Titles: Complete this space if there are any addi-tional titles for the work under which someone searching for the registration might be likely to look or under which a document pertaining to the work might be recorded.Publication as a Contribution: If the work being registered is a contri-bution to a periodical, serial, or collection, give the title of the contribution in the 223Title of This Work224 space. Then, in the line headed 223Publication as a Contribution,224 give information about the collective work in which the con-tribution appeared.General Instructions: After reading these instructions, decide who are the 223authors224 of this work for copyright purposes. Then, unless the work is a 223collective work,224 give the requested information about every 223author224 who contributed any appreciable amount of copyrightable matter to this version of the work. If you need further space, request Continuation Sheets. In the case of a collective work, such as an anthology, collection of essays, or ency-clopedia, give information about the author of the collective work as a whole. When to Use This Form: Use Form TX for registration of published or unpub-lished nondramatic literary works, excluding periodicals or serial issues. This class includes a wide variety of works: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, textbooks, reference works, directories, catalogs, advertising copy, compilations of infor-mation, and computer programs. For periodicals and serials, use Form SE.Unpublished works: This form may be used to register one unpublished work. This form cannot be used to register a 223collection224 of two or more unpublished works. Any paper application submitted with more than one unpublished work may be refused. To register multiple unpublished works, you must use the online application for 223A Group of Unpublished Works.224 For information about the online application, see Multiple Works (Circular 34).Deposit to Accompany Application: An application for copyright registration must be accompanied by a deposit consisting of copies or phonorecords rep-resenting the entire work for which registration is to be made. The following are the general deposit requirements as set forth in the statute:Unpublished Work: Deposit one complete copy (or phonorecord)Published Work: Deposit two complete copies (or one phonorecord) of the best edition.Work First Published Outside the United States: Deposit one complete copy (or phonorecord) of the first foreign edition.Contribution to a Collective Work: Deposit one complete copy (or pho-norecord) of the best edition of the collective work. Please type or print using black ink. The form is used to produce the certificate.Name of Author: The fullest form of the author222s name should be given. Unless the work was 223made for hire,224 the individual who actually created the work is its 223author.224 In the case of a work made for hire, the statute provides that 223the employer or other person for whom the work was prepared is con-sidered the author.224What Is a 223Work Made for Hire224? A 223work made for hire224 is defined as (1) 223a work prepared by an employee within the scope of his or her employment224; or (2) 223a work specially ordered or commissioned for use as a contribution to a collective work, as a part of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, as a translation, as a supplementary work, as a compilation, as an instruc-tional text, as a test, as answer material for a test, or as an atlas, if the parties expressly agree in a written instrument signed by them that the works shall be considered a work made for hire.224 If you have checked 223Yes224 to indicate that the work was 223made for hire,224 you must give the full legal name of the employer (or other person for whom the work was prepared). You may also include the name of the employee along with the name of the employer (for example: 223Elster Publishing Co., employer for hire of John Ferguson224).223Anonymous224 or 223Pseudonymous224 Work: An author222s contribution to a work is 223anonymous224 if that author is not identified on the copies or phono-records of the work. An author222s contribution to a work is 223pseudonymous224 if that author is identified on the copies or phonorecords under a fictitious name. If the work is 223anonymous224 you may: (1) leave the line blank; or (2) state 223anonymous224 on the line; or (3) reveal the author222s identity. If the work is 223pseudonymous224 you may: (1) leave the line blank; or (2) give the pseudonym and identify it as such (for example: 223Huntley Haverstock, pseudonym224); or (3) reveal the author222s name, making clear which is the real name and which is the pseudonym (for example, 223Judith Barton, whose pseudonym is Mad-eline Elster224). However, the citizenship or domicile of the author must be given in all cases. PRIVACY ACT ADVISORY STATEMENT Required by the Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-579)The authority for requesting this information is title 17 U.S.C. 247409 and 247410. Furnishing the requested information is voluntary. But if the information is not furnished, it may be necessary to delay --NOTE:BASIC INFORMATION4 þ Form TX þ Detach and read these instructions before completing this form. þ Make sure all applicable spaces have been 037lled in before you return this form. SPACE 1: Title1 SPACE 2: Author(s)2 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Dates of Birth and Death: If the author is dead, the statute requires that the year of death be included in the application unless the work is anony-mous or pseudonymous. The author222s birth date is optional but is useful as a form of identification. Leave this space blank if the author222s contribution was a 223work made for hire.224Author222s Nationality or Domicile: Give the country of which the author is a citizen or the country in which the author is domiciled. Nationality or domicile must be given in all cases.Nature of Authorship: After the words 223Nature of Authorship,224 give a brief general statement of the nature of this particular author222s contribution to the work. Examples: 223Entire text224; 223Coauthor of entire text224; 223Computer pro-gram224; 223Editorial revisions224; 223Compilation and English translation224; 223New text.224General Instructions: Do not confuse 223creation224 with 223publication.224 Every application for copyright registration must state 223the year in which creation of the work was completed.224 Give the date and nation of first pub-lication only if the work has been published.Creation: Under the statute, a work is 223created224 when it is fixed in a copy or phonorecord for the first time. Where a work has been prepared over a period of time, the part of the work existing in fixed form on a particular date constitutes the created work on that date. The date you give here should be the year in which the author completed the particular version for which registration is now being soug

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