805.5 Uncopyrightable Dances and Dance Steps
The U.S. Copyright Office is charged with administering the provisions of the Copyright Act and with issuing regulations for the administration of the copyright system that are consistent with the statute. 17 U.S.C. §§ 701 (A), 17 U.S.C. §§ 701, 702. The Office has no authority to register claims to copyright in material that falls outside the scope of federal statutory protection. Some of the more common types of uncopyrightable dances are discussed in Sections 805.5 (A) and 805.5 (B). These examples are overlapping in the sense that a dance step or routine falling within one category may also fall within other categories described in that Section.