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01-22-2008, 02:41 AM
In countries that have implemented the Berne Convention, are contracts protected under copyright?
02-07-2008, 11:23 AM
OK, I misread.
02-07-2008, 11:28 AM
As a non-lawyer, I would guess that it's a question of how "original" the contract is, just as with any other kind of written document.
02-07-2008, 02:08 PM
Under U.S. copyright law, forms cannot be copyrighted, so a "standardized" contract form would not be copyrightable. Even filled in, contracts contain mostly facts and information, expressed in common legalese.
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