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== U.S. copyright law ==
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== Definition ==
   
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=== U.S. copyright law ===
A '''work of visual art''' is —
 
   
:(1) a painting, drawing, print or sculpture, existing in a single copy, in a limited edition of 200 copies or fewer that are signed and consecutively numbered by the author, or, in the case of a sculpture, in multiple cast, carved, or fabricated sculptures of 200 or fewer that are consecutively numbered by the author and bear the signature or other identifying mark of the author; or
 
   
 
A '''work of visual art''' is —
:(2) a still photographic image produced for exhibition purposes only, existing in a single copy that is signed by the author, or in a limited edition of 200 copies or fewer that are signed and consecutively numbered by the author.
 
   
 
:(1) a painting, drawing, print or sculpture, existing in a single copy, in a limited edition of 200 copies or fewer that are signed and consecutively numbered by the [[author]], or, in the case of a sculpture, in multiple cast, carved, or fabricated sculptures of 200 or fewer that are consecutively numbered by the [[author]] and bear the [[signature]] or other identifying mark of the [[author]]; or
A work of visual art does not include —
 
   
 
:(2) a still [[photograph]]ic image produced for exhibition purposes only, existing in a single copy that is signed by the [[author]], or in a limited edition of 200 copies or fewer that are signed and consecutively numbered by the [[author]].
:(A)(i) any poster, map, globe, chart, technical drawing, diagram, model, applied art, motion picture or other audiovisual work, book, magazine, newspaper, periodical, data base, electronic information service, electronic publication, or similar publication;
 
   
 
A work of visual art does not include —
::(ii) any merchandising item or advertising, promotional, descriptive, covering, or packaging material or container;
 
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:(A)(i) any poster, [[map]], globe, [[chart]], technical drawing, [[diagram]], [[model]], applied art, [[motion picture]] or other [[audiovisual work]], book, magazine, newspaper, [[periodical]], [[data base]], [[electronic information service]], [[electronic publication]], or similar publication;
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::(ii) any merchandising item or [[advertising]], promotional, descriptive, covering, or packaging material or container;
   
 
::(iii) any portion or part of any item described in clause (i) or (ii);
 
::(iii) any portion or part of any item described in clause (i) or (ii);
   
:(B) any work made for hire; or
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:(B) any [[work made for hire]]; or
   
:(C) any work not subject to copyright protection under this title.<ref>17 U.S.C. §101.</ref>
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:(C) any [[work]] not subject to [[copyright protection]] under this title.<ref>17 U.S.C. §101.</ref>
   
 
== References ==
 
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Definition[]

U.S. copyright law[]

A work of visual art is —

(1) a painting, drawing, print or sculpture, existing in a single copy, in a limited edition of 200 copies or fewer that are signed and consecutively numbered by the author, or, in the case of a sculpture, in multiple cast, carved, or fabricated sculptures of 200 or fewer that are consecutively numbered by the author and bear the signature or other identifying mark of the author; or
(2) a still photographic image produced for exhibition purposes only, existing in a single copy that is signed by the author, or in a limited edition of 200 copies or fewer that are signed and consecutively numbered by the author.

A work of visual art does not include —

(A)(i) any poster, map, globe, chart, technical drawing, diagram, model, applied art, motion picture or other audiovisual work, book, magazine, newspaper, periodical, data base, electronic information service, electronic publication, or similar publication;
(ii) any merchandising item or advertising, promotional, descriptive, covering, or packaging material or container;
(iii) any portion or part of any item described in clause (i) or (ii);
(B) any work made for hire; or
(C) any work not subject to copyright protection under this title.[1]

References[]

  1. 17 U.S.C. §101.