What does copyright protection cover?

Copyright Protection Copyright Law Intellectual Property

What does copyright protection cover?

Copyright protection exists for original works of authorship that involve some minimal level of creativity. The work must be fixed in a tangible medium of expression so that it can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine/device. Works of authorship include: (1) literary works; (2) musical works; (3) dramatic works;(4) pantomimes and choreographic works; (5) pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works; (6) motion pictures and other audio-visual works; and (7) sound recordings. Ideas, concepts, principles, or methods of operation are not subject to a copyright, but the original work that is authored or created from such ideas or concepts may become subject to a copyright.

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