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In Section 114 of the U.S. Copyright Act, an archived program is defined as

a predetermined program that is available repeatedly on the demand of the transmission recipient and that is performed in the same order from the beginning, except that an archived program shall not include a recorded event or broadcast transmission that makes no more than an incidental use of sound recordings, as long as such recorded event or broadcast transmission does not contain an entire sound recording or feature a particular sound recording.[1]


  1. 17 U.S.C. §114(j)(2).