WHAT CAN BE A COPYRIGHTED WORK?

Copyright covers a wide expanse of works, including:
(1) literary works, such as books and
articles;
(2) musical works, which can be either the music or words, or both;
(3) dramatic works, such as theatrical productions;
(4) pantomimes and choreographic works, such as
dances;
(5) pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works, such as drawings, photographs, and statutes;
(6) motion pictures and other audio-visual works;
(7) sound recordings, which would
cover the actual voices of the people and sounds coming from instruments on the recording
and not just the underlying written music or words; and
(8) architectural works, such as office buildings or homes. Although many people initially perceive copyright as being directed to the artistic community, a copyright protects an extensive amount of commercial business assets as well.