102. Subject matter of copyright: In general


102. Subject matter of copyright: In general

This statute sets out the types of creative works that are and are not protected by copyright.

  1. Copyright protection subsists, in accordance with this title, in original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. Works of authorship include the following categories:

    1. literary works;

    2. musical works, including any accompanying words;

    3. dramatic works, including any accompanying music;

    4. pantomimes and choreographic works;

    5. pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works;

    6. motion pictures and other audiovisual works;

    7. sound recordings; and

    8. architectural works.

  2. In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained, illustrated, or embodied in such work.




Patent Copyright & Trademark
Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference
ISBN: 1413309208
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 152

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