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1304.1 Originality Requirement

1304.1 Originality Requirement


To be original, a vessel design must be the result of the designer’s creative endeavor providing a distinguishable variation over prior work, and that variation must be “more than merely trivial” and not “copied from another source.” 17 U.S.C. § 1301 (B) (1).