Q: In regards to sending work in for copyright registration
my question is if it’s a video do you submit the final edit or do you submit all the footage? For photos do you send the originals or the final edit? Thank you
A: When registering the copyright in a work, you submit a deposit copy of the work which is the "best edition", so that would be the final edit.
Christie Dudley agrees with this answer
When submitting materials for copyright registration, for videos, you generally submit the final edited version rather than all the raw footage. Similarly, for photos, you would submit the final edited versions rather than the original raw images. It's important to ensure that the submitted materials accurately represent the work you are seeking to register.
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