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Form VA For A Work Of The Visual Arts {VA}

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General Instruction: 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 appre-ciable amount of copyrightable matter to this version of the work. If you need further space, request Continuation Sheets (Form CON). In the case of a collective work, such as a catalog of paintings or collection of cartoons by various authors, give information about the author of the collective work as a whole.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 considered 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 instructional 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 work shall be considered a work made for hire.224 If you have checked 223Yes224 to indicate Title of This Work: Every work submitted for copyright registration must be given a title to identify that particular work. If the copies 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. For an architectural work that has been constructed, add the date of construction after the title; if unconstructed at this time, add 223not yet constructed.224Publication as a Contribution: If the work being registered is a contribution 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 contribution appeared.Nature of This Work: Briefly describe the general nature or character of the pic-torial, graphic, or sculptural work being registered for copyright. Examples: 223Oil Painting224; 223Charcoal Drawing224; 223Etching224; 223Sculpture224; 223Map224; 223Photograph224; 223Scale Model224; 223Lithographic Print224; 223Jewelry Design224; 223Fabric Design.224Previous or Alternative Titles: Complete this space if there are any additional 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.Architectural Works: Copyright protection extends to the design of buildings created for the use of human beings. Architectural works created on or after December 1, 1990, or that on December 1, 1990, were unconstructed and embodied only in unpublished plans or drawings are eligible. Request Copyright Claims in Architectural Works (Circular 41), for more information. Architectural works and technical drawings cannot be registered on the same application.Deposit to Accompany Application: An application for copyright registration must be accompanied by a deposit consisting of copies representing the entire work for which registration is to be made.Unpublished Work: Deposit one complete copy.Published Work: Deposit two complete copies of the best edition.Work First Published Outside the United States: Deposit one complete copy of the first foreign edition.Contribution to a Collective Work: Deposit one complete copy of the best edition of the collective work.The Copyright Notice: Before March 1, 1989, the use of copyright notice was man-datory 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 available 24 hours a day. Order forms and other publications from the address in space 9 or call (202) 707-9100 or 1-877-476-0778 (toll free). Access and download circulars, forms, and other information from the Copyright Office website at to Use This Form: Use Form VA for copyright registration of published or unpublished works of the visual arts. This category consists of 223pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works,224 including two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of fine, graphic, and applied art; photographs; prints and art reproductions; and maps, globes, charts, technical drawings, diagrams, and models.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).What Does Copyright Protect? Copyright in a work of the visual arts protects those pictorial, graphic, or sculptural elements that, either alone or in combination, repre-sent an 223original work of authorship.224 The statute declares: 223In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained, illustrated, or embodied in such work.224Works of Artistic Craftsmanship and Designs: You may register 223works of artistic craftsmanship224 on Form VA, but the statute makes clear that protection extends to 223their form224 and not to 223their mechanical or utilitarian aspects.224 The 223design of a useful article224 is considered copyrightable 223only if, and only to the extent that, such design incorporates pictorial, graphic, or sculptural features that can be identified separately from, and are capable of existing independently of, the utilitarian aspects of the article.224Labels and Advertisements: Works prepared for use in connection with the sale or advertisement of goods and services may be registered if they contain 223original work of authorship.224 Use Form VA if the copyrightable material in the work you are registering is mainly pictorial or graphic; use Form TX if it consists mainly of text. Note: Words and short phrases such as names, titles, and slogans cannot be protected by copyright, and the same is true of standard symbols, emblems, and other commonly used graphic designs that are in the public domain. When used commercially, material of that sort can sometimes be protected under state laws of unfair competition or under the federal trademark laws. For information about trademark registration, call the U.S. Patent and Trademark Of037ce, at 1-800-786-9199 (toll free) or go to BASIC INFORMATION4 þ Form VA 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. 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:LINE-BY-LINE INSTRUCTIONSPlease type or print using black ink. The form is used to produce the certificate. SPACE 1: Title1 SPACE 2: Author(s)2 American LegalNet, Inc. Transfer: The statute provides that,

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