Work of Authorship Law and Legal Definition

The product of creative expression, especially literature, music, art, and graphic designs, is referred to as work of authorship. Copyright protects a work of authorship if it fulfills three criteria. First is that the work should be original and should not be a copy of such original. Secondly, the work should be presented in a fixed medium, such as a computer disk, a canvas, or a paper. Finally, there should be some creativity involved in the work's creation; however the amount of creativity required depends on the particular work. Work of authorship is also termed as creative work.