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BHS RESEARCH GUIDE: Citing Your Sources

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MLA 8 at BHS

What is and is NOT protected?

What IS protected?

  • Literary works
  • Music and lyrics
  • Dramatic works and music
  • Pantomimes and choreographic works
  • Photographs, graphics, paintings and sculptural works
  • Motion pictures and other audiovisual works
  • Video games and computer software
  • Audio recordings
  • Architectural works

What is NOT protected?

  • Unfixed works that have not been recorded (a song you made up and sang in the shower)
  • A work in the public domain (see public domain)
  • Titles, names, short phrases, and slogans; familiar symbols or designs; numbers
  • Ideas and facts (see plagiarism)
  • Processes and systems (the DDC)
  • Federal government works

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