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I'm filling out a US copyright application, and wondering what the potential consequences would be if I fail to exclude something in the "limitation of claim" field.

The work I'm registering is a podcast, and includes:

  • spoken material written and recorded for the podcast
  • short musical stings using themes from public domain (pre-1923) songs, recorded for the podcast
  • recordings of songs that are already registered by me
  • recordings of songs that are already registered by others, used by license
  • recordings of songs by me that have been previously published by not registered with the copyright office

I'm doing my best to note everything that's not new in the "limitation of copyright" field, but I'm concerned that I might miss something. What are the consequences for leaving something out? Specifically I'm wondering:

  • Could the whole copyright be invalidated because I forgot to exclude something?
  • Are there be other penalties?
  • Does it matter what the status of the non-excluded material is? e.g. my own registered copyright, someone else's, published but not registered work, or public domain.

Assume all work that's not owned by me is correctly licensed, and that I would never try to use this copyright to exert control over anything that should have been excluded.

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