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Limitation of claim is

[t]he portion of the application that identifies copyrightable material that has been excluded from the claim. It is typically used to exclude previously published material, previously registered material, public domain material, and/or material that is not owned by the claimant named in the application. In the online application, this portion of the application includes the Material Excluded and Previous Registration fields. In the paper application, this portion of the application includes the Previous Registration and Preexisting Material spaces.[1]

References Edit

  1. Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, Glossary, at 10-11.

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