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1203 Mask Work Protection Distinguished from Copyright Protection

1203 Mask Work Protection Distinguished from Copyright Protection


Mask works are not protected by copyright law. Instead, Congress enacted the SCPA to provide sui generis protection for mask works. The legal requirements for mask work protection differ from those for copyright protection in terms of eligibility, ownership rights, registration procedures, term, and remedies for rights violations.