copyrightability test – a common judicial test for determining whether a contributor to a joint work is an author for legal purposes

copyrightability test:
(1992)

1. A judicial test for determining whether a contributor to a joint work is an author for legal purposes, based on whether the contributor’s effort is an original expression that could qualify for copyright protection on its own.  *This test has been adopted by a majority of courts.

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

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