Basic Information

Complete this screen to limit your claim only if this work is based on or incorporates preexisting material and is therefore either a “derivative work” or a “compilation.”  Preexisting material should be excluded from the claim to copyright.  Material is preexisting if it has been previously registered, previously published, is in the public domain, or is not owned by this claimant. The registration in a derivative work or compilation extends only to the new material that has been added.

A “derivative work” is a work that is based on or incorporates one or more preexisting works. Examples of derivative works include translations, fictionalizations, abridgments, musical arrangements, screenplays based on preexisting novels, reproductions of paintings, or any other form in which a work may be recast, transformed, or adapted. Derivative works also include works consisting of editorial revisions, annotations, or other modifications, if these changes, as a whole, represent an original work of authorship

A “compilation” is a work formed by the collection and assembling of preexisting materials or of data that are selected, coordinated, or arranged in such a way that the resulting work as a whole constitutes an original work of authorship.

The right to make a derivative work (or new version) is one of the exclusive rights of a copyright owner.  Copyright protection does not extend to any part of a work in which someone else’s copyrighted material has been used unlawfully.


Material Excluded

Check the appropriate box(es) to exclude any preexisting material that this work is based on or incorporates, such as previously registered material, previously published material, material in the public domain, and material not owned by this claimant.  You may use the Other space to specifically identify a preexisting work or to give a more detailed description of the material excluded from this claim.  (See examples of how to fill out the Material Excluded and Material Included sections).


Previous Registration

Complete this space if this work or another version of it has been previously registered. If a certificate of registration has been issued, give the previous registration number and year in the space provided. If there have been multiple registrations, give information regarding the two most recent registrations. If the previous registration has not been completed, state “pending” in the space for the registration number.

DO NOT give preregistration information here (numbers beginning with PRE). Preregistration information should be given in the Publication/Completion area of the application


New Material Included

Check the appropriate box(es) to identify all new or revised material being claimed in this registration.  You may use the Other space to give a more specific description of the new material created by the author(s).  In the preceding Author section, be sure you have named the author(s) of all the material checked or described below.  This material must also be checked or described in the Author section.  (See examples of how to fill out the Material Excluded and Material Included sections).


Examples of Material Excluded and Material Included Statements

Literary Examples

Your work: biography, including letters and photographs owned by others

Material Excluded

checkbox   Text

checkbox  Photograph(s )

checkbox  Other letters and photos from different sources

Material Included

checkbox  Text


Your work: telephone book, third edition, with revised compilation of classified ads

Material Excluded

checkbox  Compilation

Material Included

checkbox  Compilation

checkbox  Other revised compilation of classifieds


Your work: computer program, updated version

Material Excluded

checkbox  Computer Program

Material Included

checkbox  Computer Program


Your work: collection of recipes from family members, unpublished, with intro and recipes by complier

Material Excluded

checkbox  Text 

checkbox  Other recipes from family members

Material Included

checkbox  Text

checkbox  Compilation

checkbox  Other introduction and some new recipes


Your work: college textbook with preexisting photos and illustrations
Material Excluded

checkbox   Photograph(s)

checkbox   Artwork

Material Included

checkbox   Text

checkbox   Compilation


Your work: anthology of poems by different authors, some of which were previously published; claim in collective work, with introduction

Material Excluded

checkbox   Text

Material Included

checkbox   Text

checkbox   Compilation

checkbox   Other introduction


Your work: database of biological abstracts, updated quarterly, photographs not by institution

Material Excluded

checkbox   Text

checkbox   Photograph(s)

checkbox   Compilation

Material Included

checkbox   Text

checkbox   Compilation

checkbox   Other new abstracts


Your work: website for company selling inexpensive, easy-to-install ceiling fans, updated at irregular intervals

Material Excluded

checkbox   Text

checkbox   Photograph(s)

Material Included

checkbox   Text

checkbox   Photograph(s)

checkbox   Compilation


Your work: English translation of a Spanish novel

Material Excluded

checkbox   Text

checkbox   Other Spanish novel previously published

Material Included

checkbox  Translation

 

Visual Arts Examples

Your work: a lithographic reproduction of a 17th century painting

Material Excluded

checkbox   Artwork 

Material Included

checkbox   Other lithographic reproduction of painting


Your work: an advertisement that incorporates some stock photography

Material Excluded

checkbox   Photograph(s)

checkbox   Other one stock photograph

Material Included

checkbox   Text

checkbox   Photograph(s)


Your work: a map based on preexisting source materials

Material Excluded

checkbox   Map

checkbox   Other U.S.G.S. base maps

Material Included

checkbox   Map 

checkbox   Text 

checkbox   Other new cartographic compilation and descriptions of places of interest


Your work: an architectural renovation of an existing building

Material Excluded

checkbox   Architectural work

Material Included

checkbox   Architectural work

checkbox   Other new wing, revised floor plan

 

Sound Recordings Examples

Your work: sound recording with 5 previously published tracks & 6 new tracks

Material Excluded

checkbox   Sound recording

checkbox   Other tracks 1, 3, 7, 8 and 11

Material Included

checkbox   Sound recording 

checkbox   Performance

checkbox   Other tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10


Your work: remix album

Material Excluded

checkbox   Sound recording

checkbox   Other pre-72 sound recordings

Material Included

checkbox   Sound recording

checkbox   Text

checkbox   Photograph(s)

checkbox   Other  remix from multi-track sources, liner notes, 2 photographs

 

Performing Arts Examples

Your work: songs with preexisting samples

Material Excluded

checkbox   Lyrics

checkbox   Music

checkbox   Other contains sample from Cloudy Skies Ahead

Material Included

checkbox   Lyrics

checkbox   Music


Your work: new arrangement of preexisting song

Material Excluded

checkbox   Lyrics

checkbox   Music

Material Included

checkbox   Arrangement


Your work: some new songs added to a previously registered collection

Material Excluded

checkbox   Lyrics

checkbox   Music 

Material Included

checkbox   Lyrics

checkbox   Music

checkbox   Other 2 new songs


Your work: screenplay based on novel under different title

Material Excluded

checkbox   Text 

checkbox   Other The Sun Also Rises

Material Included

checkbox   Screenplay

 

Motion Pictures Examples

Your work: motion picture based upon a previously registered screenplay

Material Excluded

checkbox   Script/Screenplay        

Material Included

checkbox   Production as a motion picture  


Your work: a revised edition of a car repair video, originally released on VHS tape, now updated and released on DVD

Material Excluded

checkbox   Some preexisting footage

Material Included

checkbox   Additional new footage

checkbox   Revisions/additions to script

checkbox   Other artwork on packaging


Your work: documentary motion picture containing archival footage and photographs (either public domain or used by permission)

Material Excluded

checkbox   Some preexisting footage

checkbox   Some preexisting photographs

Material Included

checkbox   All other cinematographic material

checkbox   New narration

checkbox   Editing