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Copyright Law of the United States of America: contained in Title 17 of the United States Code. by United States;Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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Copyright Act of 1976

Source: Title 17, United States Code, Sections 101-810.

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Section 101. Definitions.

As used in this title, the following terms and their variant forms
mean the following:

An "anonymous work" is a work on the copies or phonorecords of
which no natural person is identified as author.

"Audiovisual works" are works that consist of a series of related
images which are intrinsically intended to be shown by the use of
machines or devices such as projectors, viewers, or electronic
equipment, together with accompanying sounds, if any, regardless of
the nature of the material objects, such as films or tapes, in which
the works are embodied.

The "best edition" of a work is the edition, published in the United
States at any time before the date of deposit, that the Library of
Congress determines to be most suitable for its purposes.

A person's "children" are that person's immediate offspring,