22 U.S.C. § 611 : US Code - Section 611: Definitions

      As used in and for the purposes of this subchapter - 
      (a) The term "person" includes an individual, partnership,
    association, corporation, organization, or any other combination of
    individuals;
      (b) The term "foreign principal" includes - 
        (1) a government of a foreign country and a foreign political
      party;
        (2) a person outside of the United States, unless it is
      established that such person is an individual and a citizen of
      and domiciled within the United States, or that such person is
      not an individual and is organized under or created by the laws
      of the United States or of any State or other place subject to
      the jurisdiction of the United States and has its principal place
      of business within the United States; and
        (3) a partnership, association, corporation, organization, or
      other combination of persons organized under the laws of or
      having its principal place of business in a foreign country.

      (c) Expect (!1) as provided in subsection (d) of this section,
    the term "agent of a foreign principal" means - 

        (1) any person who acts as an agent, representative, employee,
      or servant, or any person who acts in any other capacity at the
      order, request, or under the direction or control, of a foreign
      principal or of a person any of whose activities are directly or
      indirectly supervised, directed, controlled, financed, or
      subsidized in whole or in major part by a foreign principal, and
      who directly or through any other person - 
          (i) engages within the United States in political activities
        for or in the interests of such foreign principal;
          (ii) acts within the United States as a public relations
        counsel, publicity agent, information-service employee or
        political consultant for or in the interests of such foreign
        principal;
          (iii) within the United States solicits, collects, disburses,
        or dispenses contributions, loans, money, or other things of
        value for or in the interest of such foreign principal; or
          (iv) within the United States represents the interests of
        such foreign principal before any agency or official of the
        Government of the United States; and

        (2) any person who agrees, consents, assumes or purports to act
      as, or who is or holds himself out to be, whether or not pursuant
      to contractual relationship, an agent of a foreign principal as
      defined in clause (1) of this subsection.

      (d) The term "agent of a foreign principal" does not include any
    news or press service or association organized under the laws of
    the United States or of any State or other place subject to the
    jurisdiction of the United States, or any newspaper, magazine,
    periodical, or other publication for which there is on file with
    the United States Postal Service information in compliance with
    section 3611 (!2) of title 39, published in the United States,
    solely by virtue of any bona fide news or journalistic activities,
    including the solicitation or acceptance of advertisements,
    subscriptions, or other compensation therefor, so long as it is at
    least 80 per centum beneficially owned by, and its officers and
    directors, if any, are citizens of the United States, and such news
    or press service or association, newspaper, magazine, periodical,
    or other publication, is not owned, directed, supervised,
    controlled, subsidized, or financed, and none of its policies are
    determined by any foreign principal defined in subsection (b) of
    this section, or by any agent of a foreign principal required to
    register under this subchapter;

      (e) The term "government of a foreign country" includes any
    person or group of persons exercising sovereign de facto or de jure
    political jurisdiction over any country, other than the United
    States, or over any part of such country, and includes any
    subdivision of any such group and any group or agency to which such
    sovereign de facto or de jure authority or functions are directly
    or indirectly delegated. Such term shall include any faction or
    body of insurgents within a country assuming to exercise
    governmental authority whether such faction or body of insurgents
    has or has not been recognized by the United States;
      (f) The term "foreign political party" includes any organization
    or any other combination of individuals in a country other than the
    United States, or any unit or branch thereof, having for an aim or
    purpose, or which is engaged in any activity devoted in whole or in
    part to, the establishment, administration, control, or acquisition
    of administration or control, of a government of a foreign country
    or a subdivision thereof, or the furtherance or influencing of the
    political or public interests, policies, or relations of a
    government of a foreign country or a subdivision thereof;
      (g) The term "public-relations counsel" includes any person who
    engages directly or indirectly in informing, advising, or in any
    way representing a principal in any public relations matter
    pertaining to political or public interests, policies, or relations
    of such principal;
      (h) The term "publicity agent" includes any person who engages
    directly or indirectly in the publication or dissemination of oral,
    visual, graphic, written, or pictorial information or matter of any
    kind, including publication by means of advertising, books,
    periodicals, newspapers, lectures, broadcasts, motion pictures, or
    otherwise;
      (i) The term "information-service employee" includes any person
    who is engaged in furnishing, disseminating, or publishing
    accounts, descriptions, information, or data with respect to the
    political, industrial, employment, economic, social, cultural, or
    other benefits, advantages, facts, or conditions of any country
    other than the United States or of any government of a foreign
    country or of a foreign political party or of a partnership,
    association, corporation, organization, or other combination of
    individuals organized under the laws of, or having its principal
    place of business in, a foreign country;
      (j) Repealed. Pub. L. 104-65, Sec. 9(1)(A), Dec. 19, 1995, 109
    Stat. 699.
      (k) The term "registration statement" means the registration
    statement required to be filed with the Attorney General under
    section 612(a) of this title, and any supplements thereto required
    to be filed under section 612(b) of this title, and includes all
    documents and papers required to be filed therewith or amendatory
    thereof or supplemental thereto, whether attached thereto or
    incorporated therein by reference;
      (l) The term "American republic" includes any of the states which
    were signatory to the Final Act of the Second Meeting of the
    Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the American Republics at Habana,
    Cuba, July 30, 1940;
      (m) The term "United States", when used in a geographical sense,
    includes the several States, the District of Columbia, the
    Territories, the Canal Zone, the insular possessions, and all other
    places now or hereafter subject to the civil or military
    jurisdiction of the United States;
      (n) The term "prints" means newspapers and periodicals, books,
    pamphlets, sheet music, visiting cards, address cards, printing
    proofs, engravings, photographs, pictures, drawings, plans, maps,
    patterns to be cut out, catalogs, prospectuses, advertisements, and
    printed, engraved, lithographed, or autographed notices of various
    kinds, and, in general, all impressions or reproductions obtained
    on paper or other material assimilable to paper, on parchment or on
    cardboard, by means of printing, engraving, lithography,
    autography, or any other easily recognizable mechanical process,
    with the exception of the copying press, stamps with movable or
    immovable type, and the typewriter;
      (o) The term "political activities" means any activity that the
    person engaging in believes will, or that the person intends to, in
    any way influence any agency or official of the Government of the
    United States or any section of the public within the United States
    with reference to formulating, adopting, or changing the domestic
    or foreign policies of the United States or with reference to the
    political or public interests, policies, or relations of a
    government of a foreign country or a foreign political party;
      (p) The term "political consultant" means any person who engages
    in informing or advising any other person with reference to the
    domestic or foreign policies of the United States or the political
    or public interest, policies, or relations of a foreign country or
    of a foreign political party.