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805.2 (B) Compositional Arrangement

805.2 (B) Compositional Arrangement


A choreographic work “represents a related series of dance movements and patterns” organized into an integrated, coherent, and expressive compositional whole. Horgan, 789 F.2d at 161 (quoting COMPENDIUM (SECOND) § 450.03 (A)).


As discussed in Section 805.5 (B) (3), non-expressive physical movements, such as ordinary motor activities, functional physical activities, competitive maneuvers, and the like are not registrable as choreographic works. Likewise, de minimis dance steps and movements are not protectable, because they do not contain a sufficient amount of choreographic authorship. See Section 805.5 (A).

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