Definition[edit | edit source]

U.S. copyright law[edit | edit source]

A work is created when it is

fixed in a copy or phonorecord for the first time; where a work is prepared over a period of time, the portion of it that has been fixed at any particular time constitutes the work as of that time, and where the work has been prepared in different versions, each version constitutes a separate work.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 17 U.S.C. §101.
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