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50 things that cannot be copyrighted

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 23, 2022

Attorney Steve® Federal Copyright Law Essentials | 50 things that cannot be copyrighted

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1. Ideas

2. Facts

3. Nature

4. Scientific or Mathematical Discoveries

5. Laws of Nature 6. Physical Objects

7. Titles, Names, Short Phrases

8. Public Domain Works

9. Government Publications

10. Folklore

11. Blank Forms

12. Choreography

13. Mere Ideas or Methods of Operation

14. Fashion

15. Ideas for Games

16. Recipes

17. Tastes

18. Colors

19. Sounds

20. Smells

21. Dialects

22. Types of Food

23. Names of Places

24. Methods of Medical Treatment

25. Traditional Knowledge

26. Calendars

27. Algorithms

28. Biorhythms

29. Calculation Methods

30. Common Knowledge

31. Common Practices

32. Commonly Used Words

33. Measurements

34. Natural Phenomena

35. Plant Varieties

36. Scientific Principles

37. Sculptures

38. Spectra

39. Symbols

40. Technical Processes

41. Textiles

42.  Inventions

43. Types of Weapons

44. Weather Forecasts

45. Words

46. Domain Names

47. Plot Elements

48. Symbolic Representations

49. Fonts

50. Geographical Features

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