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926.2 (A) Standard Configurations

 

926.2 (A) Standard Configurations

 

The U.S. Copyright Office will not register standard configurations of spaces, such as a square bathroom or one-room cabin. Likewise, the Office will not register claims in the individual standard features of an architectural work, such as windows, doors, and other staple building components. 37 C.F.R. § 202.11 (D).

 

Example:

 

• Stacey Stone designs a motel comprised of a central hall with uniformly shaped rectangular rooms. The registration specialist will refuse to register this claim because it is a standard configuration of space.