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

To be considered fixed, a work must exist for more than a transitory duration. The term "transitory duration" is not defined in the 1976 Copyright Act.

In Triad Systems Corp. v. Southeastern Express Co.,[1] the court said that "[t]ransitory duration is a relative term that must be interpreted and applied in context."

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 64 F.3d 1330, 36 U.S.P.Q.2d (BNA) 1028 (9th Cir. 1995) (full-text).
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