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Jennifer  L. Bales
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/22/2004

Can an idea be copyrighted?

I was wondering, can I copyright an idea? If I have a great idea for Holiday poses, can I copyright that idea or can I only copyright the actual photos? I had a brainstorm idea for holiday photos, but then was viewing other photographer's galleries here on BP and found I was not the first to have this brainstorm idea. I already bought all of the stuff to take the pics, and wanted to be sure I wasnt infringing on any "idea" copyright laws. However, if that person hasn't copyrighted the idea, can I do it? My guess is that I can only copyright my actual photos and not the idea.


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10/28/2005 6:48:39 AM

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