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805.2 (E) Presentation Before an Audience

805.2 (E) Presentation Before an Audience


Choreographic works are typically performed before an audience. By contrast, social dances are not intended to be performed for an audience; they are typically performed for the personal enjoyment of the dancers themselves. As discussed in Section 805.5 (B), this is one of the distinctions between choreography (which is eligible for copyright protection) and social dances (which do not constitute copyrightable subject matter).

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