What is protected expression?
-includes books, records, films, art, architecture plans, menus, music videos, product packaging, computer software.
-To obtain protection under the Copyright Act, a work:
a. must be original
b. fall in one of the following categories:
1. literary works
2. musical works
3. dramatic works
4. pantomimes and choreographic works
5. pictorial, graphical, and sculptural works
6. films and other audiovisual works
7. sound recordings
c. must be "fixed in a durable medium" from which it can be perceived, reproduced, or communicated.
d. protection is automatic; registration is not required.