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807.2 (A) Audiovisual Works Distinguished from Motion Pictures

807.2 Audiovisual Works Distinguished from Other Types of Works 807.2 (A) Audiovisual Works Distinguished from Motion Pictures


Motion pictures are a type of audiovisual work. In describing the categories of copyrightable authorship, Section 102 (A) (6) of the Copyright Act draws a distinction between motion pictures and other audiovisual works. Likewise, the Office generally uses the term “audiovisual works” to refer to audiovisual works other than motion pictures, and assigns motion pictures to a separate team of registration specialists. For information on motion pictures, see Section 808.

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