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Useful Articles

This lesson deals with the "useful article" limitation on protection of pictorial, graphic and sculptural works under copyright law. It assumes a general understanding of the policy objectives of intellectual property law, works of authorship, the test for determining if a work of authorship is protectable and the basic rights afforded. The lesson can be used either as an introduction to the exclusion or to supplement or reinforce in-class coverage.

Lesson Completion Time

1 hour, including essay (approx. 15 minutes)
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CPY15