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Sound Recording:

Copyright registration is available for recording of music, drama, or a lecture.

Serials and Periodicals:

Works that result from the fixation of a series of musical, spoken, or other sounds, but not including the sounds accompanying a motion picture or other audiovisual work, regardless of the nature of the material objects, such as disks, tapes, or other phonorecords, in which they are embodied. Copyright registration is available for a periodical, newspaper, magazine, or other similar work.


Includes the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and any territories to which the copyright statute is made applicable by an act of Congress.