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5 InstructionsforFormRE


Readtheseinstructionsbeforecompletingtheapplication.

For best results, fill in the form on-screen and then print it.

" UsethisformforworkspublishedorregisteredfromJanuary1,1964,through
December31,1977.

" DonotusethisformforworkspublishedorregisteredbeforeJanuary1,1964,
orafterDecember31,1977. Seecircular15,Renewal of Copyright,andCodeofFederalRegulations(37cfr202.17), Registration of Claims to Copyright ­ Renewals,formoredetailedinformation. AllCopyrightOfficeformsandcircularsareavailableatwww.copyright.gov.

howtocompletethisform
Useablackpenortypeinformation. Leaveblankanyquestionthatdoesnotapplytoyourcopyright claim. UseContinuation Form RE/CONtoaddthenamesofauthorsor statutoryclaimantsiftherearemorethanfour,orifyouneedadditionalspacefortitles. CompleteaForm RE/AddenduminadditiontoaFormREifthe work,orthecollectiveworkinwhichitwasfirstpublished,wasnot registeredduringtheoriginaltermofcopyright.

Wheretosendyourapplication
Mailthesignedapplication,fee(s),anddepositcopy(ifany)inthe samepackageto: Library of Congress U.S. Copyright Office-RE 101 Independence Avenue SE Washington, DC 20559-6239 Ifyourpackageincludesadepositcopythatiselectronicin nature,useaboxratherthananenvelopeformailingtotheCopyrightOfficetoavoiddamagefromLibrarysecuritymeasures.

Toobtainadditionalforms
VisittheCopyrightOfficewebsiteatwww.copyright.govandclickon FormsunderPublications.ScrolldowntoRenewalsandselectthe appropriateforms.OrcalltheCopyrightOfficeFormsHotlineat(202) 707-9100andrequestFormREandinstructions.Also,requestForm RE/CONand/orFormRE/Addendum,ifnecessary.

Questionsaboutcompletingtheapplication?
Theinstructionswillguideyou;however,copyrightspecialistsare availableinthePublicInformationOfficebetween8:00amand 5:00pmMonday­Friday,easterntime,exceptfederalholidays,and canbereachedbyphoneat(202)707-5959.Youmayalsosendan emailmessagedirectlyfromthewebsiteatwww.copyright.gov.

Whattosend
1 ˇ Forms ˇ FormRE(completedandsigned)andFormRE/CON (ifany)iftheworkwasregisteredduringtheoriginalterm.Ifthe work,orthecollectiveworkinwhichitwasfirstpublished,was notregisteredduringtheoriginalterm,sendFormREandForm RE/Addendum. 2 ˇ Filing fee(s) ˇ EachFormRE(includingRE/CON)requiresa feeof$75.TheFormRE/Addendumrequiresaseparatefeeof$220. IfyousendaFormREandaFormRE/Addendum,thecombinedfee forbothformsis$295.Sendacheckormoneyordermadepayable toRegisterofCopyrightsfortheentireamount.Ifyouarefiling fromoutsidetheUnitedStatesyourcheckormoneyordermustbe redeemableinU.S.dollarswithoutaserviceorexchangefee.Ifyou aresendingmultiplerenewalclaimstogether,youmaysendasingle checkormoneyorderfortheentireamountdue.Or,ifyouhavea depositaccountwiththeCopyrightOffice,givetheaccountnumber inSection5. 3 ˇ Deposit ˇ AdepositcopymustaccompanyaFormRE/Addendum.Fordepositcopyrequirements,seeinstructionsforFormRE/ Addendum.Exception:A deposit copy is not required when the sole purpose of the Form RE/Addendum is to establish eligibility of a contribution to a work that was registered during its original term.

Line-by-LineInstructions
Section1 ˇ TitleandOriginalTermInformation
1a ˇ Title of work as first published or registered ˇ Givethetitle(oran identifyingphrasethatcouldserveasatitle)asitwasgiveninthe originalregistration(orinthepublishededition,iftheworkwas neverregistered).Ifthecompletetitlewillnotfit,givetheremainder inspaceBonFormRE/CON.Iftheworkisaperiodical,givethevolume,number,issuedate,andISSN,ifany.Iftheworkisacontributiontoaperiodicalorothercollectivework,givethetitleofthecontribution.Iftheworkisanepisodeinaseries,givetheepisodetitle andcompletelinectogivetitleinformationabouttheseries. 1b ˇ Alternative title ˇ Completeline1bonlyiftheworkwaspublishedunderadifferenttitlethantheonegivenintheoriginalregistration.Do not include contents titles here. 1c ˇ If first published as a contribution to a periodical or other collective work ˇ Iftheworkwasfirstpublishedasacontributionto aperiodicalorothercollectivework,givethetitleoftheperiodicalor othercollectiveworkonthislineandthevolume,number,issuedate, andISSN,ifany.note: If the claim is in a contribution by a U.S. author to an English-language periodical or literary work first published abroad, a Form RE/Addendum is required to establish eligibility for registration of the contribution.

4 ˇ form re 1d ˇ Has this work (or the work in which it was first published, if a contribution) ever been registered? ˇ Ifthework(orthework inwhichthecontributionormaterialwasfirstpublished)was registeredduringitsoriginaltermofcopyright,check"yes,"and givetheregistrationnumber.Ifthework(ortheworkinwhichthe contributionormaterialwasfirstpublished)wasnotregistered, check"no"andcompleteaFormRE/Addendumtoprovideinformationabouttheoriginalcopyrighttermandeligibilityforregistration. note: If you do not know whether the work (or the work in which the contribution or material was first published) was registered, you may either conduct a search of our records here at the Copyright Office in Washington, DC, or request the Copyright Office to do the search for you. Information about requesting a search can be found in Circular 22. See also note in 1c above. 1e ˇ Publication or registration date ˇ Givethecompletedateof firstpublication(month/day/year).Or,iftheworkwasregistered priortoitspublicationasanunpublishedwork,givethedateof registration.Iftheworkwasregisteredasanunpublishedwork,give thelatestdatestampedinthelowerleftcornerofthesecondpage oftheoriginalcertificateofregistration.note: Under the 1909 Copyright Law, statutory copyright protection was secured on the date of first publication, provided the work was published with the required copyright notice, or on the date of registration, if the work was registered prior to its publication. 1f ˇ Year given in copyright notice, if earlier than publication ˇ Iftheyearinthecopyrightnoticeinthepublishededitionisearlierthantheyearofpublication,givetheearlieryearinthenotice. Iftherearemultipleyearsinthecopyrightnotice,listallofthem. note: Generally, the original and renewal copyright terms are calculated from the year in the copyright notice, if it is earlier than the year of publication. IfanInternationalStandardBookNumberwasassignedto thework,givethenumber. 1g ˇ Original copyright claimant(s) ˇ Givethename(s)ofthe copyrightclaimant(s)asidentifiedintheoriginalregistrationorin thecopyrightnoticeonthepublishededition,iftheworkwasnot registeredduringtheoriginalterm.Ifthereweremultipleclaimants, separatethenameswithcommas.Ifyouneedmorespace,usespace CofFormRE/CON. 1h ˇ If the work was originally registered in Class Ai or Bi, was a U.S. edition registered? ˇ Answerthisquestiononlyiftherenewal claimisbasedonanad interimregistration(AiorBiclasses). note: Adinterim copyright was a short-term U.S. copyright available to nondramatic English-language books and periodicals that were manufactured and first published abroad prior to 1978. It was secured by registration within six months of first publication abroad and lasted for a maximum of five years from publication. If a U.S. edition was manufactured and published in the U.S. with the required copyright notice before the adinterim copyright expired, full-term protection was secured. If adinterim copyright was subsisting or was capable of subsisting on December 31, 1977, the work may be eligible for renewal registration even if copies were not manufactured and published in the U.S. within five years of publication abroad. Also, if a work was manufactured and published in the U.S. within five years of publication abroad, but the U.S. edition was not registered, renewal registration may be possible for both editions. For more information about adinterim copyright, see Circular 15. 1i ˇ If the original registration record was corrected or amplified by supplementary registration on Form CA ˇ Completethislineonly ifasupplementaryregistrationwasmadeduringtheoriginalterm ofcopyrighttocorrectoramplifytheinformationintheoriginal registrationrecord.Givetheregistrationnumberandeffectivedate ofthesupplementaryregistration.

Section2 ˇ WorkorMaterialClaimedand AuthorInformation
2a ˇ Copyright for the renewal term is claimed in ˇ Checkonlyone option.Checkoption1iftherenewalclaimcoverstheentireworkas originallyregisteredorfirstpublished.Checkoption2iftheclaim isinacontributionfirstpublishedinaperiodicalorothercollective work.Checkoption3iftheclaimcoversonlytherevisionsinapreviouslyregisteredorpublishededitionofthework(suchasanew musicalarrangementorrevisedtext),oroption4iftheclaimislimitedtoaseparateelementofauthorshipcreatedbyanauthor(such asillustrationsorphotographsinaliterarywork).note: Option 4 does not apply to joint works (such as songs) or to works incorporating elements of authorship that are integral to the work as a whole (such as motion pictures). Orcheckoption5iftherenewalclaimisbased onthefirstpublicationofaworkthatwasregisteredasanunpublishedwork(suchasasongorothermusicalordramaticwork). 2b ˇ The following author(s) contributed to the material claimed ˇ Nameonlytheauthor(s)whocontributedtotheworkorthematerialclaimedinline2a.Examples:Ifyoucheckedoption1,nameall authorsidentifiedintheoriginalregistrationorinthepublished edition.Iftheoriginalregistrationdidnotnameanauthor(asin thecaseofperiodicals),givethenameoftheauthoratthetime ofcreation.Ifyoucheckedoption2,nametheauthor(s)ofthecontribution.Ifyoucheckedoptions3or4,nameonlytheauthor(s)of thematerialaddedtothederivativeworkortheseparateelement ofauthorship.Ifyoucheckedoption5,nametheauthor(s)ofthe originalwork;donotnametheauthor(s)ofanymaterialaddedto thepublishedwork.Iftherearemorethan4authors,usespaceDof FormRE/CON. Name ˇ Iftheauthorisanindividual,givethenameasitappears intheoriginalregistration,orinthepublishededition,aswellasthe pseudonym,ifgivenintheoriginalregistrationorpublishededition. Iftheauthorisanorganization,givethenameasitappearedinthe originalregistrationorthecompletelegalnameoftheorganization atthetimetheworkwascreated,iftheworkwasnotregisteredduringtheoriginalterm. This author created ˇ Completethislineiftheoriginalregistrationgaveanauthorshipstatementfortheauthor,oriftheworkwas notregisteredduringtheoriginalterm.note: Do not give terms that are not subject to copyright protection, such as idea, process, concept, title, or name. Date of death ˇ Givethedateofdeathforanyauthorwhois deceased.Ifyoudonotknowthecompletedateofdeath,youmay giveapartialdatesuchasthemonthandyear,oronlytheyear.

Section3 ˇ RenewalTermOwnershipInformation
Pleasereadthefollowingparagraphsbeforeattemptingtocompletethissectionoftheapplication. Information about who is entitled by law to claim copyright for the renewal term. Section304ofthecurrentlawstatesthat,ifa

form re ˇ 5 renewalregistrationisnotmadeintheCopyrightOfficebeforethe expirationoftheoriginaltermofcopyright,copyrightforthe renewaltermvestsautomaticallyinthepersonorentityentitledto claimthatrightonthelastdayoftheoriginaltermofcopyright, thatis,onDecember31stofthe28thyearfollowingpublicationor registrationasanunpublishedwork.Generally,theindividual authorissoentitled,ifstillaliveonthatdate.Whentheauthordies duringtheoriginalterm,thelawprescribesthatthefollowingpersonsareentitledtoclaimcopyrightfortherenewalterminthis order: 1 thewidow(er)and/orsurvivingchild(ren); 2 theexecutornamedintheauthor'swill,ifthereisnowidow(er)or survivingchild; 3 apersonrecognizedbystatelawasthenext of kin of the author, providedtherewasnowidow(er)orsurvivingchild,andthe authordiedintestate.
if the executor died or was no longer acting in that capacity at the time of registration, a court-appointed administrator may claim on behalf of the legatees. note: Based on case law, if the author's will failed to name an executor, or

Forcertaintypesofworks,suchascompositeandposthumous worksandworksmadeforhire,thelawprovidesthatthe copyright proprietoronthelastdayoftheoriginaltermofcopyrightmayclaim copyrightfortherenewalterm. Alloftheseparties--theauthor,thedeceasedauthor'sheirs, theproprietor--areknownasstatutory claimants. note: Copyright cannot vest in a deceased person or a defunct organization. To be named as a statutory claimant, an individual must be alive or, in the case of an organization, still be in existence at the time of registration. Thelawalsostatesthatanassigneeorasuccessorofastatutory claimantinwhomtherenewalcopyrightvestedmaysubmitan applicationfortherenewalterm,providedaclaimhasnotbeenregisteredalreadyinthenameofthestatutoryclaimant.Forexample,if thestatutoryclaimantassignedthecopyrightfortherenewalterm, butdidnotregisteraclaimtocopyrightfortherenewalterm,the assigneemaysubmittheapplication.Likewise,ifastatutoryclaimantdiesbeforeregisteringarenewalclaim,thesuccessorunderthe willofthestatutoryclaimantinwhomtherenewalcopyrightvested maysubmitanapplication.note: Such registrations must identify the statutory claimant in whom the renewal copyright vested, as well as the assignee or successor. For more information about who may submit an application for the renewal copyright, see 37 cfr 202.17 . 3a ˇ Name the party or parties ˇ Namethepartyorpartiesso entitled.Donotincludeanystatutoryclaimantsyoudonotrepresent,oronwhosebehalfrenewalclaimshavealreadybeenregistered.UsespaceEofFormRE/CONiftherearemorethanfourstatutoryclaimants.note: To calculate when the original term ended, add 28 years to the year of publication or registration from space 1e. Or, if the work was published with an earlier year date in the copyright notice, add 28 years to the year given in space 1f. As the ˇ Givethebasisoftheclaimforeachstatutoryclaimant. Forexample,iftheindividualauthorcreatedtheworkinhisorher personalcapacity,thestatutoryclaimantmayclaimasthe"author," the"widow(er)orchildofthedeceasedauthor,"the"executorofthe deceasedauthor"orthe"nextofkinofthedeceasedauthor,there

beingnowill."(Ifacourt-appointedadministratorwasactinginthe capacityofanexecutoronthatdate,theadministratormayclaim asthe"administratorc.t.a.(ord.b.n.c.t.a.)ofthedeceasedauthor.") Ifmorethanoneauthorisnamedinsection2,specifywhichauthor isdeceased;forexample,"widowofthedeceasedauthor,Benjamin Bracket."Iftheworkisaposthumousorcompositework,orifitwas createdasa"workmadeforhire,"thestatutoryclaimantmayclaim as"proprietorofcopyrightinaworkmadeforhire(orinaposthumousorcompositework.)"Note:For a work to be "posthumous" for renewal registration purposes, it had to be unpublished at the time of the author's death, with no assignment of copyright or other exploitation having occurred during the author's lifetime. A separate written statement to this effect must accompany a renewal claim in a posthumous work. Address ˇ Givethecurrentandcompleteaddressofeachstatutoryclaimant,orgivetheyearofdeath,ifthestatutoryclaimantis anindividualwhodiedaftertherenewalcopyrightvested.Ifthe addressisan"incareof"address,includethenameoftheaddressee (representative).Ifyoudonotknowtheaddressofaclaimant,donot namethatclaimant. 3b ˇ This application is submitted by or on behalf of the ˇ Check only oneoption.Ifthepartysubmittingtheapplicationis,orrepresents,thestatutoryclaimant(s)namedinline3a,checkoption 1 andgoontosection4.Or,ifthepartysubmittingtheapplication is,orrepresents,theassigneeorsuccessorofthestatutoryclaimant namedinline3acheckoption 2.Inthiscase,complete3c. 3c ˇ Information about the assignee/successor ˇ Givethename andaddressoftheassigneeorsuccessoranddesignatethemeans oftransfer.note: An assignee or successor may submit an application only if a claim in the name of the statutory claimant has not already been registered.

Section4 ˇ Certification
Theapplicantmustcertifythatheorsheis,orrepresents,thestatutoryclaimant(s)ortheassignee/successor,andthattheinformation givenontheapplicationisaccurate.

Section5 ˇ Payment,Correspondence,andMailing Information
Bycompletingthedepositaccountinformation,theapplicant authorizestheCopyrightOfficetodeducttherequiredfee(s)from thedepositaccount.Otherwise,acheckormoneyordermust accompanytheapplication(anddepositcopy,ifany).Givecontact informationforcorrespondenceregardingregistrationissuesand acompletemailingaddressformailingthecertificate.Thataddress, asgiven,willappearinthewindowoftheenvelope.

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FormRE

registration number

ForRenewalRegistration ˇ UnitedStatesCopyrightOffice

For best results, fill in the form on-screen and then print it.
answer only the questions that apply to your claim. do not write above this line. if you need more space, use form re / con.

effective date of renewal registration

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mm

dd

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title and original term information
Titleofworkasfirstpublishedorregistered: Ifperiodical,give: Volume: Number: Issuedate:
if you need more space, use space b on form re/con

A

ISSN:
if you need more space, use space b on form re/con

B C

Alternativetitle:

Iffirstpublishedasacontributiontoaperiodicalorothercollectivework,givetitleoflargerwork:
if you need more space, use space b on form re/con

Ifperiodical,give: Volume: D E f

Number:

Issuedate:

ISSN:

Hasthiswork(ortheworkinwhichitwasfirstpublished,ifacontribution)everbeenregistered? Yesō Give registration number: or ˙ Noō (Complete Form RE/Addendum.) Publicationdate:
(mm/dd/yyyy )

or ˙ Registrationdate,ifregisteredasunpublishedwork: ISBN:

(mm/dd/yyyy )

Yeardate(s)incopyrightnotice,ifearlierthanactualpublicationyeardate:19 Originalcopyrightclaimant(s): IftheworkwasoriginallyregisteredinClassAiorBi,wasaU.S.editionregistered? Yesō Give registration number: or ˙ Noō

g h i

if you need more space, use space b on form re/con

2
A

IftheoriginalregistrationrecordwascorrectedoramplifiedbysupplementaryregistrationonFormCA,givetheregistration numberandeffectivedateofthesupplementaryregistration: Number: Date:



work or material claimed and author information ōtheentirework. 2 ōacontributionfirstpublishedinaperiodicalorothercollectivework. 3 ōrevisionsinpreviouslypublishedorregisteredwork.Describe revisions: 4 ōseparateelement(s)ofauthorshipinalargerwork.Specify element(s):
1 Copyrightfortherenewaltermisclaimedin: (Check only one.)

or ˙ 5 ōTherenewalclaimisbasedonthefirstpublicationofaworkpreviously registeredasanunpublishedworkunderregistrationnumber:

B

Thefollowingauthor(s)contributedtotheworkormaterialclaimed: Name: Dateofdeath,ifapplicable: Name: Dateofdeath,ifapplicable: Name: Dateofdeath,ifapplicable: Name: Dateofdeath,ifapplicable:
(mm/dd/yyyy ) (mm/dd/yyyy ) (mm/dd/yyyy ) (mm/dd/yyyy )

Thisauthorcreated: Thisauthorcreated: Thisauthorcreated: Thisauthorcreated:





if there are additional authors, use space d on form re/con.

application received: correspondence: examined by: funds received:

ō yes



A

3

do not write above this line. if you need more space, use form re / con.



renewal term ownership information
Namethepartyorpartiesentitledbylawtoclaimtherenewalcopyrightonthelastdayoftheoriginal28-yeartermofcopyright. Foreachstatutoryclaimantnamed,givethebasisoftheclaim,andprovideacurrentaddress.Read instructions. Name: Address: Name: Address: Name: Address: Name: Address: asthe: or ˙ Yearofdeath:
if there are additional statutory claimants, use space e on form re/con.

asthe: or ˙ Yearofdeath: asthe: or ˙ Yearofdeath: asthe: or ˙ Yearofdeath:









B

Thisapplicationissubmittedbyoronbehalfofthe: (Check only one.) (Go on to section 4.) or ˙ ō Assignee/successorofthestatutoryclaimant(s)namedabove. (Complete space C below.)

ō Statutoryclaimant(s)namedabove.

C

assignee/successor

by

means of transfer



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Currentaddress:



certification
I,theundersigned,herebycertifythatIamthestatutoryclaimant,theassignee/successor,orthedulyauthorizedagentofthe statutoryclaimantorassignee/successor,andthatthestatementsmadebymeinthisapplicationarecorrect. Typedorprintedname: Handwrittensignature: Date:





payment, correspondence, and mailing information
Depositaccountnumber: Accountname: Contactinformationforcorrespondence,includingnameandmailingaddress:

Phone:(

)

Fax:(

)



Email:



mailing address for certificate :
name number/street city/town state/province zip/postal code apt/suite country 17 USC §506(e): Any person who knowingly makes a false representation of a material fact in the application for copyright registration provided for by section 409, or in any written statement filed in connection with the application, shall be fined not more than $2,500.

form re

rev:10/2007 print:10/2007--xx,000 Printedonrecycledpaper

u.s. government printing office:2007-330-945/ 60,xxx