Posted by Administrator on Tuesday, July 12. 2016


What Is Not Protected by Copyright
Copyright law does not protect ideas, methods, or systems. Copyright protection is therefore not available for ideas or procedures for doing, making, or building things; scientific or technical methods or discoveries; business operations or procedures; mathematical principles; formulas or algorithms; or any other concept, process, or method of operation. Section 102 of the Copyright Act (title 17 of the U.S. Code) clearly expresses this principle: “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.” Inventions are subject matter for patents, not copyrights. For information about patent laws, contact
Commissioner for Patents U. S. Patent and Trademark Office P. O. Box 1450 Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 (800) 786-9199 www.uspto.gov

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