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US Copyright Office To Amend Termination Regulations

The Copyright Office has amended its regulations governing notices of termination of certain grants of transfers and licenses of copyright under section 203 of the Copyright Act. The amendments are intended to clarify the recordation practices of the Copyright Office regarding the content of certain notices of termination as well as the circumstances under which such notices will be accepted by the Office. In particular, the regulations clarify that where an author agreed, prior to 1978, to a grant of rights in a work that was not created until after 1977, a notice of termination of a grant under section 203 may be recorded if it recites, as the date of execution, the date on which
the work was created (Read more:  U.S Copyright Office).