[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: 37CFR201.9]

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PART 201--GENERAL PROVISIONS--Table of Contents
Sec. 201.9  Recordation of agreements between copyright owners and public broadcasting entities.

    (a) License agreements voluntarily negotiated between one or more 
owners of copyright in published nondramatic musical works and published 
pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works, and one or more public 
broadcasting entities, and terms and rates of royalty payments agreed to 
among owners of copyright in nondramatic literary works and public 
broadcasting entities will be filed in the Copyright Office, Licensing 
Division by recordation upon payment of the fee prescribed by 
Sec. 201.3. The document submitted for recordation shall meet the 
following requirements:
    (1) It shall be an original instrument of agreement; 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 agreement, or an authorized representative

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of that party, that the reproduction is a true copy;
    (2) It shall bear the signatures of all persons identified as 
parties to the agreement, or of their authorized agents or 
    (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. 
    (b) The fee for recordation of a voluntary license agreement under 
this section is the basic recordation fee as prescribed in 
Sec. 201.3(c).
    (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.

(17 U.S.C. 207 and 17 U.S.C. 118, 702, 708(11), as amended by Pub. L. 

[42 FR 16777, Mar. 30, 1977, as amended at 46 FR 33249, June 29, 1981; 
56 FR 59885, Nov. 26, 1991; 64 FR 29521, June 1, 1999]