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Protecting Your Company's Intellectual Property by Deborah E. Bouchoux

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Copyright Basics

Businesses generally possess a wealth of copyrightable information. Literary works, meaning those expressed in letters and numbers, possessing a minimum of creativity, are eligible for copyright protection. Works need not have artistic merit to qualify for copyright protection. Thus, even advertising and marketing materials, POWER POINT® presentations, and other audiovisual works qualify for protection. Although ideas, systems, and methods are not protectable under copyright law, even forms used by businesses are copyrightable if they measure up to some minimum threshold of creativity. There are many advantages to securing a ...

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