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[10WashJLTech&Arts017] Fixed Perspectives: The Evolving Contours of the Fixation Requirement in Copyright Law

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dc.contributor.author Brown, Evan
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-18T14:00:42Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-18T14:00:42Z
dc.date.issued 2014-09
dc.identifier.citation 10 WASH. J.L. TECH.& ARTS 17 (2014) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2157-2534
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1388
dc.description Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, Volume 10, Issue 1, Summer 2014 en_US
dc.description.abstract To qualify for copyright protection under the current Copyright Act, a work must, inter alia, be fixed in a tangible medium of expression. This requirement is easily met when a work is embodied in a historical medium of mass expression like a printed book, photograph, or audio recording. However, when an author departs from such established media of fixation, the requirement can create a more significant barrier to copyrightability. Three decades ago, digital media provided one such challenge. Today, authors and lawyers alike are pushing the conceptual boundaries of communicative media, and this has led to some controversial recent judicial decisions on fixation. This Article contextualizes and explores the implications of those decisions. It also points out some of the practical and conceptual pitfalls that lawyers and courts may encounter in similar cases as the limits of fixation are further tested. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Intellectual Property en_US
dc.title [10WashJLTech&Arts017] Fixed Perspectives: The Evolving Contours of the Fixation Requirement in Copyright Law en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2014 Evan Brown en_US

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