|Brian Cockburn's principal role is to teach and advise faculty, administrators and students about copyright, and intellectual property.|
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To qualify for copyright protection, a work must be original, and it must be fixed in a tangible medium of expression. The law leaves the phrase ”original works or authorship” undefined, but lists eight tangible media of expression:
Works need not necessarily be completely original to qualify for copyright protection. The law also protects original contributions to derivative works.