Protect your design under copyright laws. It’s your identity, your personal space and freedom of expression. Under law you have the right to protect your work from infringement, manipulation, theft and re-sale.
THE VISUAL ARTS
Visual Arts being published:
Definition from the copyright law, 17 U.S.C. 101
“Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works” include two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of fine, graphic, and applied art, photographs, prints and art reproductions, maps, globes, charts, diagrams, models, and technical drawings,including architectural plans. Such works shall include works of artistic craftsmanship insofar as their form but not their mechanical or utilitarian aspects are concerned; the design of a useful article, as defined in this section, shall be considered a pictorial, graphic, or sculptural work only if, and only to the extent that, such design incorporates pictorial, graphic, or sculptural features that can be identified separately from, and are capable of existing independently of, the utilitarian aspects of the article
The Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988amended the definition of “Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works” by inserting “diagrams, models, and technical drawings, including architectural plans” in the first sentence, in lieu of “technical drawings, diagrams, and models.” Pub. L. No. 100-568, 102 Stat. 2853, 2854.
When to Use This Form: Use Form VA for copyright registration of published or unpublished works of the visual arts. This category consists of “pictorial, graphic,or sculptural works,” including two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, graphic, and applied art, photographs, prints and art reproductions, maps, globes, charts, technical drawings, diagrams, and models.
What Does Copyright Protect? Copyright in a work of the visual arts protects those pictorial, graphic, or sculptural elements that, either alone or incombination, representational “original work of authorship.” The statute declares: “In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained, illustrated, or embodied in such work.”
Works of Artistic Craftsmanship and Designs: You may register “Works of artistic craftsmanship” on Form VA, but the statute makes clear that protection extends to “their form” and not to “their mechanical or utilitarian aspects.” The
“design of a useful article” is considered copyrightable “only if, and only to the extent that, such design incorporates pictorial, graphic, or sculptural features that can be identified separately from, and are capable of existing independently
of, the utilitarian aspects of the article.”
Definition from the copyright law, 17 U.S.C. 101: An audiovisual work consisting of a series of related images which, when shown in succession, impart an impression of motion, together with accompanying sounds, if any.
From Compendium of Copyright Office Practices, sec. 480.03:
A motion picture may embody the contributions of many persons whose efforts are brought together to make a unified cinematographic work of authorship.
Literary Works Being Prepared for Publication in Book Form
Definition from the copyright law, 17 U.S.C. 101: Literary works are works, other than audiovisual works, expressed in words, numbers, or other verbal or numerical symbols or indicia.
From Compendium of Copyright Office Practices, section 303: A literary work is one that explains, describes, or narrates a particular idea, theme, or subject.
What is an INVENTION?
In patent law. The act or operation of finding out something new; the process of contriving and producing something previously known or existing, by the exercise of independent investigation and experiment. Also the article or contrivance or composition so invented. See Lei- ders dorf v. Flint, 15 Fed. Cas. 200;Smith v. Nichols, 21 Wall. US, 22 L. Ed. 50(1; llol- lister v. Manufacturing Co., 113 U. S. 72. 5Sup. Ct. 717,28 L. Ed. 901; Murphy Mfg. Co. v. Excelsior Car Roof Co. (C. C.) 70 Fed. 495.An “invention” differs from a “discovery.” The former term is properly applicable to the contrivance and production of something that did not before exist; while discovery denotes the bringing into knowledge and use of something which, although it existed, was before unknown. Thus, we speak of the “discovery” of the properties of light, electricity, etc.., while the telescope and the electric motor are the results of the process of “invention.”
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