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== U.S. copyright law ==
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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.<ref> ''See'' H. Abrams, The Law of Copyright §204[C][3][b][iv] (1993).</ref> The term "dramatic works" is not defined in the [[1976 Copyright Act]].<ref>''See'' [http://homepages.uc.edu/~armstrty/H_R_Rep_No_94-1476.pdf H.R. Rep. No. 1476, 94th Cong., 2d Sess. 55 (1976)], at 53, ''reprinted in'' 1976 U.S.C.C.A.N. 5666-67.</ref>
 
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.<ref> ''See'' H. Abrams, The Law of Copyright §204[C][3][b][iv] (1993).</ref> The term "dramatic works" is not defined in the [[1976 Copyright Act]].<ref>''See'' [http://homepages.uc.edu/~armstrty/H_R_Rep_No_94-1476.pdf H.R. Rep. No. 1476, 94th Cong., 2d Sess. 55 (1976)], at 53, ''reprinted in'' 1976 U.S.C.C.A.N. 5666-67.</ref>
   
 
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U.S. copyright law

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]

References

  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.