[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 37, Volume 1]
[Revised as of July 1, 1999]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 37CFR201.12]

[Page 356]
 
             TITLE 37--PATENTS, TRADEMARKS, AND COPYRIGHTS
 
                                CONGRESS
 
PART 201--GENERAL PROVISIONS--Table of Contents
 
Sec. 201.12  Recordation of certain contracts by cable systems located outside of the forty-eight contiguous States.

    (a) Written, nonprofit contracts providing for the equitable sharing 
of costs of videotapes and their transfer, as identified in section 
111(e)(2) of title 17 of the United States Code as amended by Pub. L. 
94-553, will be filed in the Copyright Office Licensing Division by 
recordation upon payment of the prescribed fee. The document submitted 
for recordation shall meet the following requirements:
    (1) It shall be an original instrument of contract; or it shall be a 
legible photocopy or other full-size facsimile reproduction of an 
original, accompanied by a certification signed by at least one of the 
parties to the contract, or an authorized representative of that party, 
that the reproduction is a true copy;
    (2) It shall bear the signatures of all persons identified as 
parties to the contract, or of their authorized agents or 
representatives;
    (3) It shall be complete on its face, and shall include any 
schedules, appendixes, or other attachments referred to in the 
instrument as being part of it; and
    (4) It shall be clearly identified, in its body or a covering 
transmittal letter, as being submitted for recordation under 17 U.S.C. 
111(e).
    (b) The fee for recordation of a document is prescribed in 
Sec. 201.3.
    (c) The date of recordation is the date when all of the elements 
required for recordation, including the prescribed fee, have been 
received in the Copyright Office. A document is filed in the Copyright 
Office and a filing in the Copyright Office takes place on the date of 
recordation. After recordation the document is returned to the sender 
with a certificate of record.

(Pub. L. 94-553; 17 U.S.C. 111, 702, 708(11))

[42 FR 53961, Oct. 4, 1977, as amended at 56 FR 59885, Nov. 26, 1991; 64 
FR 29521, June 1, 1999]