Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
COPYRIGHTS – COMPILATIONS
The statute requires the author’s name and the work’s title be included in a registration. 17 U.S.C. § 409(2). Collective works do not require that information on the collected works but limit who can sue for what. The U.S. has filed amicus briefs "arguing that the Copyright Office has permissibly interpreted Section 409 not to require a registration application to identify the author of all claimed component works and that courts should defer to that interpretation." The Fourth Circuit has adopted that view as has an unreported N.D. California case and this district court. A motion to dismiss the complaint for lack of a valid registration under 17 U.S.C. § 411(a) was denied. Panoramic Stock Images, Ltd. v. McGraw-Hill Cos., 108 U.S.P.Q2d 1064 (N.D. Ill. 2013).