What works do not have copyright protection?

Work Not Copyright Protected Copyright Law Intellectual Property

What works do not have copyright protection?

The following do not have copyright protection:

(1) Works that have not been fixed in a tangible form of expression (for example, choreographic works that have not been notated or recorded, or improvisational speeches or performances that have not been written or recorded);

(2) Works without enough “originality” (creatively) to merit copyright protection: titles, names, short phrases, and slogans; familiar symbols or designs; font design; ingredients or contents; facts; blank forms, etc. As there is great tension here between granting incentive and financial reward when something is worthy, but not granting it to things so basic and commonly used that everyone would be forced to pay, the law is somewhat unclear in this area.

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