Code of Federal Regulations

Title 37 — Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights

Copyright Office regulations codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These regulations are also known as Circular 96.


Chapter II--Copyright Office, Library of Congress Subchapter A—Copyright Office and Procedures; Part 202--Preregistration and Registration of Claims to Copyright
Section Title
202.1 Material not subject to copyright
202.2 Copyright notice
202.3 Registration of copyright
202.4 Effective date of registration
202.5 Reconsideration Procedure for Refusals to Register
202.6-202.9 [Reserved]
202.10 Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
202.11 Architectural works
202.12 Restored copyrights
202.13-202-15 [Reserved]
202.16 Preregistration of copyrights
202.17 Renewals
202.18 [Reserved]
202.19 Deposit of published copies or phonorecords for the Library of Congress
202.20 Deposit of copies and phonorecords for copyright registration
202.21 Deposit of identifying material instead of copies
202.22 Acquisition and deposit of unpublished audio and audiovisual transmission programs
202.23 Full term retention of copyright deposits
202.24 Deposit of published electronic works available only online
Appendix A Technical Guidelines Regarding Sound Physical Condition
Appendix B “Best Edition” of Published Copyrighted Works for the Collections of the Library of Congress