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84 USA: Copyright Office and Copyright Royalty Judges

| Commentary

84 USA: Copyright Office and Copyright Royalty Judges

At any time during the subsistence of copyright in a work the owner of the copyright or any exclusive right in that work may obtain registration of their copyright claim at the Copyright Office1. Application is required to be made in a form specified by the Copyright Office and to be accompanies by the payment of the appropriate fee2 and the deposit of a copy of the work3.

No civil action for infringement of copyright shall be instituted unless preregistration or registration of the copyright claim has been made at the Copyright Office4.

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