Choreographing Copyright – The Art of Protecting Dance and Fitness Works

Tyler Jaramillo on July 25, 2012

Ownership of a choreographic work is established upon creation, but a work is not protected from use by others unless it is published and registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. In the world of dance and fitness, the relationship between choreographer and the institution she works for can be unclear. This lack of definition can affect ownership of the dance pieces or movement sequences created by the choreographer. Clarifying ownership is one of the reasons copyright registration is vital to this industry. Registration is important because it provides a public record of the copyright claim to ownership. In addition to Read More…


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