805.4 (C) Human Performance Required
The Copyright Act protects “original works of authorship.” 17 U.S.C. § 102 (A). To qualify as a work of authorship a choreographic work must be created by a human being and it must be intended for execution by humans. Dances performed or intended to be performed by animals, machines, or other animate or inanimate objects are not copyrightable and cannot be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.