Exercise Routines Still Not Protectable, Copyright Office Says

Law360, New York (June 21, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Copyright Office has clarified that yoga and exercise routines and other arrangements of physical movement are not copyrightable under the Copyright Act, despite recent judicial and administrative confusion on the issue, according to a preview of Friday's Federal Register.

The office said in a statement of policy that though the provisions of the Copyright Act setting out the categories of copyrightable works have been expanded in the past, the eight valid subject matter categories listed in Section 102(a) of the act do limit such...
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