Group Photo Registration Pilot Project Instructions for Published Photographs

Copyright

As most photographers do, they submit their photographs to the U.S. Copyright Office. During my most recent submittal, Kathryn, the Registration Specialist with the U.S. Copyright office was kind enough to communicate to me the proposed changes for artists submitting published works. I thought it was interesting and very useful so I wanted to share this information with you. The below text is quoted from her email to me.

The first submission is limited to no more than 250 photographs. Remember for published photographs you can only submit photographs that were published in the same calendar year.

TYPE OF WORK: select Work of the Visual Arts.

TITLE: Title of work being registered should be the collective title for the group – such as “Davis Hawaii Photo 2011.” If the photos are published the alternative title (ALT space) must begin with “Group Registration Photos”, then range of publication dates must be included, as well as how many photographs are in the group. The dates of publication must be complete dates – day, month, and year. EXAMPLE: Group Registration Photos, , published Jan. 1, 2009 to Dec. 31, 2009; 250 photos. Unpublished groups just need the group or collection title.

CONTENTS TITLES: After you have saved the main title you must enter the contents titles. Click New, then select Contents titles for title type, then add the titles of the photographs. Published photos must include the complete date of publication after each title. It is probably best for a larger group to enter the titles in a string. Separate these titles with a semicolon space. EXAMPLE: Diamond Head, Feb. 14, 2009; Pear Harbor Mar. 2, 2009; etc. For each Contents titles box or line enter no more than 1900 characters (spaces are counted as characters). The system will let you add more than that, but not all titles will show up in the cataloging record and for the pilot we want all titles in the catalog record. You can have multiple boxes/lines of contents titles.

Note: you may want to enter the titles in a word document or similar program that can tell you how many characters you have so you can try to cut and paste.

You can also enter each contents title on a separate line.

PUBLICATION: For published works, enter the earliest date of publication. The date must be complete: day, month, and year. Give the country the photographs were first published in, in the appropriate box. Give the year of completion in the appropriate box.

For unpublished photo collections you will only give the year of completion. The year of completion is for the collection which is the year the last work was completed in.

AUTHOR. All photos must be taken by the same photographer.

Select “Photograph(s)” for Author Created.

CLAIMANT: the claimant must the same for all the photographs.

RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS: optional.

CORRESPONDENT: required.

MAIL CERTIFICATE: required.

SPECIAL HANDLING: not for the pilot program.

CERTIFICATION: required.

REVIEW

DO NOT HIT SUBMIT. Save the information and E-mail me the Service Request number so I can look at it and let you know if changes need to be made before you submit.

DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS: Be sure the files you wish to upload are on the list of acceptable files. As stated above the first submission is limited to no more than 250 photographs. We are requiring that you include a titles list as the first upload. For published photographs the list must include the complete date of publication for the titles.

For some additional information on copyrights and the law, check out Ken Kaminesky’s Copyright Posts.

Kihei Caffe – Maui, HI, United States

Loco Moco

If you are in Maui and looking for a great local establishment for a fantastic, homemade style breakfast, check out Kihei Caffe in Kihei across from the Kalama Beach Park 30 minutes from Kahului Airport (OGG).  We go every time we visit Maui.  Just make sure you bring cash as they do not take credit cards.  There is an ATM in the gas station next to it though just in case I found out.  Open Daily from 5:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Kihei Caffe
1945 South Kihei Road
Kihei, HI 96753
(808) 879-2230

Onto the atmosphere, service and food.

This local establishment has a lot of charm and character.  You can’t beat sitting outside, enjoying some rich coffee, fresh muffins and looking over at Kalama Beach park and the Pacific Ocean with the trade winds blowing in your face.  Awesome.  The atmosphere has a great local, upbeat vibe.  When you eat there, you feel like you found a gem of a restaurant that is all your own.  There is ample parking around the restaurant as well.

The outside of Kihei Caffe

When you walk in, you are greeted by the friendly folks behind the counter.  We had a very nice gentleman take our order and talk us through the specials, muffins and that you need to use cash.  Which we didn’t have.  But, not to hold the line up, this trustworthy gentleman was nice enough to still let us order while they sat my wife and daughter down and I ran to the gas station to get cash to pay for it.  Ordering is done inside first before you sit down as you can’t hold tables.  I recommend getting there early or being patient if you want a seat.

The Kihei Caffe warning sign

Ahh the food.  Can’t go wrong with their splendid breakfast options.  You’ve got healthy choices like Papaya Delight, fruit salad and Biersch Mueslix.  Then there’s the chorizo and eggs, steak and eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits, breakfast burrito, french toast, waffles and pancakes (blueberry, macadamia nut, banana, pineapple), pork fried rice and eggs and of course the Loco Moco (two eggs, fresh ground beef patty, rice and brown gravy).  And you can’t forget about the homemade cinnamon rolls and muffins.  Everything that we had was really fantastic, full of flavor and holy crap was it filling!  I skipped lunch that day.

Breakfast Burrito from Kihei Caffe

Banana Macadamia Nut French Toast

Loco Moco from Kihei Caffe

Homemade blueberry muffin from Kihei Caffe

Neal’s Ratings:

  • Atmosphere = A   (local, parking, great restaurant charm)
  • Service =  A+    (quick, friendly, allowed us to order without paying)
  • Food = A+    (great menu, good solid selections, tasted oh so good)