architectural work

architectural work

The copyrightable design of a building, as fixed in tangible media such as plans, drawings, and the building itself. 17 USCA ¡ì 102.

? Only the overall design is protected, not each design element. This category of works was added to U.S. law by the Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988. It is one of eight categories eligible for copyright protection. [Cases: Copyrights and Intellectual Property 6. C.J.S. Copyrights and Intellectual Property ¡ì 16.]


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