808.7 (B) Creative Expression
A motion picture must contain a sufficient amount of creative expression in the form of a series of sequential images that convey motion.
• The applicant submits a video recording of a child’s birthday party. The claim in motion picture will be registered.
• The author cut two seconds from a preexisting film; the applicant submits a claim in editing. Because the authorship is de minimis, the claim will be refused.