17 U.S.C. 101 (emphasis included). This part of this is indicates that “useful articles” are perhaps perhaps maybe not generally speaking copyrightable, although particular popular features of “useful articles” may be copyrighted separately. Part 101 defines “useful article” as:
a write-up having an utilitarian this is certainly intrinsic that is not simply to portray the look of the content or even to convey information.
The legislative history makes clear that Congress designed to differentiate between “copyrightable works of used art and uncopyrighted works of commercial design.” H.R.Rep. No. 1476, 94th Cong., 2d Sess. 54, reprinted in 1976 U.S.Code Cong. & Ad.News 5659, 5668 (hereinafter named House Report). Continua a leggere