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Generally, a dramatic work is one in which a series of events is presented to the audience by characters through dialogue and action as the events happen, such as in a play.[1] The term "dramatic works" is not defined in the 1976 Copyright Act.[2]


  1. See H. Abrams, The Law of Copyright §204[C][3][b][iv] (1993).
  2. See H.R. Rep. No. 1476, 94th Cong., 2d Sess. 55 (1976), at 53, reprinted in 1976 U.S.C.C.A.N. 5666-67.