What is Not Protected
Several categories of material are generally not eligible for statutory copyright protection. These include among others:
Works that have not been fixed in a tangible form of expression.
For example: choreographic works that have not been notated or recorded, or improvisational speeches or performances that have not been written or recorded.
Titles, names, short phrases, and slogans; familiar symbols or designs; mere variations of typographic ornamentation, lettering, or coloring; mere listings of ingredients or contents.
Ideas, procedures, methods, systems, processes, concepts, principles, discoveries, or devices, as distinguished from a description, explanation, or illustration.
Works consisting entirely of information that is common property and containing no original authorship.
For example: standard calendars, height and weight charts, tape measures and rulers, and lists or tables taken from public documents or other common sources.
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States Copyright Office at the link provided above.