313.4 Works That Do Not Satisfy the Originality Requirement
As discussed in Section 308, the Copyright Act protects “original works of authorship.” 17 U.S.C. § 102 (A) (emphasis added). To qualify as an “original” work of authorship, the work must be independently created and must contain some minimal amount of creativity. The U.S. Copyright Office will not register works that do not satisfy these requirements.